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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



NINETIETH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

Town of Swampscott 

For the Year Ending December 3 1 

1941 



N. A. LINDSEY & CO., INC. 
MARBLEHEAD, MASS. 
1942 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Elected Town Officers 1941 

a Li ) - V ¥ Selectmen 
I "HI" I /James W. Buchanan, Chairman 
Robert G. Byrne Philip E. Bessom 

Moderator* 
John R. Hurlburt 

Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes 
Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 

Term as Collector of Taxes expires 1944 
Term as Town Clerk expires 1943 

Town Treasurer 

James W. Libby 
Term expires 1944 

Water and Sewerage Commissioners 
Harold G. Enholm, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 
Harold C. Hudson George B. Atkins 

Term expires 1943 Term expires 1942 

Assessors 
Frank E. Morrison, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 
Clarence B. Humphrey, Secretary 
Term expires 1942 

Board of Park Commissioners 

John Homan, Chairman 
Term expires 1943 
Ralph I. Lindsey, Secretary 
Term expires 1944 

School Committee 

Marion D. Morse, Chairman 
Term expires 1942 



John A. Holmes 
Term expires 1943 



Frederick C. Burk 
Term expires 1942 



Amos E. Russell 
Term expires 1942 
Ralph N. Murray 
Term expires 1944 



Bernard F. Carey 
Term expires 1944 
Edgar U. Burdett 
Term expires 1943 



Ralph H. Nutter 
Term expires 1943 



Trustees of Public Library 

Lee T. Gray, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 
Rev. James D. Cummins, Secretary 
Term expires 1942 

(Deceased, December 26, 1941) 
Board of Public Welfare 
Fred M. Seaton, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 

Edward F. Fiedler 
Term expires 1943 

Board of Health 

Loring Grimes, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 

George J. Nichols 
Term expires 1943 



Donald Redfern 
Term expires 1942 

Dr. 

Dr. Chester P. Brown 
Term expires 1942 



1941] 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



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Surveyor of Highways 
Timothy J. Ryan 
Term expires 1942 

Constables 

Wayne Anderson Leonard H. Bates Willis E. Shephard 

Planning Board 

James R. Maddock, Chairman 

Term expires 1942 

George J. Nichols, Secretary Thomas W. Duncan 

Term expires 1945 Term expires 1943 

Alfred L. Richards Arthur H. McGovern 

Term expires 1944 Term expires 1946 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 

James W. Libby 
Term expires 1944 
Conrad P. Richardson Henry S. Baldwin 

Term expires 1942 Term expires 1943 



Town Meeting Members 



Precinct One 



Earl Abrams 

George B. Atkins 

J. Hervey M. Blackford 



Precinct Two 

68 Franklin Avenue 
67 Stetson Avenue 
36 Maple Avenue 



**Moved to another precinct 



Term Expires 



Bert P. Allen 


138 


Stetson Avenue 


1942 


Wayne Anderson 


58 


Crescent Street 


1942 


Frank N. Bessom 


250 


Essex Street 


1942 


Frederick C. Burk 


143 


Stetson Avenue 


1943 


Frederick R. Champion 


16 


Hillside Avenue 


1942 


**Ralph J. Curtis 


24 


Bristol Avenue 


1942 


**Eldridge T. Davis 


40 


Roy Street 


1942 


George D. R. Durkee 


4 


Upland Road 


1944 


Alfred N. Frazier 


346 


Essex Street 


1944 


Henry H. Freeto 


18 


Burpee Road 


1943 


***Harold H. Griffin 


62 


Roy Street 


1943 


Hulbert C. Griffin 


62 


Roy Street 


1944 


Raymond F. Griffin 


50 


Essex Street 


1943 


Robert B. Hegarty 


350 


Essex Street 


1942 


Edward E. Jordan 


12 


Eureka Avenue 


1943 


Edward H. Jordan 


12 


Eureka Avenue 


1944 


Joseph F. Marino 


337 


Essex Street 


1943 


Antonio Parletta 


42 


Cherry Street 


1944 


Rollins G. Robinson 


17 


Hillside Avenue 


1943 


Willard H. Robinson 


11 


Hillside Avenue 


1943 


Henry A. Sadler 


63 


Cherry Street 


1944 


Clarence E. Spinney 


56 


Crescent Street 


1942 


William F. Durgin, Jr. 


29 


Jessie Street 


1942 


Woodbury Broderick 


145 


Stetson Avenue 


1942 



Term Expires 
1944 
1942 
1944 



***Moved out of town 



SV7AMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Willis P. Burbank 
**Robert G. Byrne 
Harry E. Cahoon 
Albert E. Devitt 
Raymond 0. Doane 
Frank B. Drummond 
Leo. W. Frechette 
***Clinton E. French 
John F. Graham 
C. Frank Hathaway 
John A. Holmes 
***Earle E. Jenkins 
Albert E. Matthews 
Frederick Miller 
Elmer E. Morley 
Ralph A. Newhall 
Thomas M. Newth 
Edmund W. Pease 
Loring C. Smith 
Walter 0. Spofford 
John Stone 



I. Murray Adams 
LeRoy S. Austin 
Ralph E. Bicknell 
Chester A. Brown 
Chester P. Brown 
Edgar U. Burdett 
William H. Carroll 
George C. Chaisson 
Stanley T. Devitt 
Clarence M. Finch 
Loring Grimes 
Harold F. Harvey 
Harry M. Lowd 
Malcolm F. MacLean 
Ernest Manchin 
Joseph F. Massidda 
Barbara Odiorne 
Charles F. Owens 
Francis T. Pedrick 
Leland S. Ross 
Margaret M. Scanlon 
Harry M. Shanahan 
Calvin S. Tilden 
Vacancy 



Herbert R. Anderson 
Egbert H. Ballard 
Frederick L. Bartlett 
Frederick L. Brown 
Edward E. Call 
Ralph L. Dennis 
Walter E. Furbush 



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1943 


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1942 


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1944 


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1944 


42 


Maple Avenue 


1943 


153 


Essex Street 


1944 


92 


Stetson Avenue 


1944 


29 


Plymouth Avenue 


1943 


21 


Plymouth Avenue 


1942 


207 


Burrill Street 


1943 



Precinct Three 

Term Expires 



33 


Rock Avenue 


1944 


63 


Pine Street 


1942 


79 


Burrill Street 


1942 


17 


Middlesex Avenue 


1942 


3 


Kings Beach Terrace 


1943 


56 


Elmwood Road 


1942 


148 


Burrill Street 


1944 


3 


Elmwood Road 


1943 


128 


Burrill Street 


1944 


32 


Thomas Road 


1943 


84 


Humphrey Street 


1942 


32 


Norfolk Avenue 


1943 


90 


Burrill Street 


1942 


20 


Elmwood Road 


1944 


44 


Norfolk Avenue 


1943 


78 


Pine Street 


1943 


51 


New Ocean Street 


1943 


56 


New Ocean Street 


1944 


6 


Huron Street 


1944 


16 


Curry Circle 


1943 


113 


Burrill Street 


1944 


4 


Ellis Terrace 


1944 


17 


Claremont Terrace 


1942 



Precinct Four 

Term Expires 



34 Farragut Road 1942 

22 Farragut Road 1944 

137 Paradise Road 1943 

150 Norfolk Avenue 1942 

60 Thomas Road 1942 

71 Middlesex Avenue 1943 

18 Berkshire Street 1942 



**Moved to another precinct 
***Moved out of town 



1941] 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



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1942 


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169 


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1 Q44 


Fred M. Seaton 


113 


Paradise Road 


1943 


Philip H. Stafford 


26 


Banks Road 


1943 


Anson M. Titus 


90 


Paradise Road 


1944 


Kenneth W. Ulman 


8 


Brewster Terrace 


1942 


Norbert A. Ulman 


142 


Norfolk Avenue 


1943 


George P. Wadleigh 


154 


Norfolk Avenue 


1943 



Vacancy 



Precinct Five 

Term Expires 



Joseph Atwood 


72 


Banks Road 


1943 


Edwin M. Bailey 


19 


Farragut Road 


1942 


Henry S. Baldwin 


141 


Elmwood Road 


1942 


Benjamin B. Blanchard 


108 


Greenwood Avenue 


1944 


Guy N. Chamberlin 


25 


Sheridan Road 


1944 


Frederic P. Clark 


29 


Outlook Road 


1943 


Harold G. Enholm 


4 


Sheridan Road 


1942 


Edwin A. Fuller 


85 


Walker Road 


1944 


George M. Glidden 


30 


Banks Terrace 


1944 


*Charles E. Hodgdon 


95 


Banks Road 


1942 


George E. Hutchinson 


78 


Fuller Avenue 


1943 


John T. Lee 


146 


Aspen Road 


1943 


Robert M. Leonard 


176 


Aspen Road 


1943 


Ralph I. Lindsey 


148 


Elmwood Road 


1944 


Harry D. Linscott 


78 


Greenwood Avenue 


1942 


George H. Lucey 


49 


Devens Road 


1944 


Raymond P. Miller 


73 


Fuller Avenue 


1944 


Joel W. Reynolds 


175 


Redington Street 


1943 


T. Carlton Rowen 


90 


Mountwood Road 


1943 


Winthrop M. Sears 


55 


Sherwood Road 


1942 


Charles A. Southworth 


7 


Grant Ro.ad 


1942 


Raymond B. Wade 


107 


Aspen Road 


1943 


J. Henry Welch 


153 


Elmwood Road 


1942 



Vacancy 



Precinct Six 

Term Expires 



Philip W. Blood 


33 


Rockland Street 


1942 


Roland C. Booma 


30 


Ingalls Terrace 


1944 


Frederick L. Breed 


50 


Greenwood Avenue 


1943 


James A. Breed 


50 


Greenwood Avenue 


1944 


Edward F. Burke 


82 


Redington Street 


1943 


William Edgar Carter 


269 


Humphrey Street 


1944 


Willis B. Chapman 


322 


Humphrey Street 


1942 


Warren H. Colby 


253 


Humphrey Street 


1943 


Kingsland Dunwoody 


10 


Bay View Drive 


1944 


Charles A. Easterbrooks 


20 


Oak Road 


1943 


Howard K. Glidden 


49 


Ro;ckland Street 


1942 


** Stuart W. Graham 


3 


Rockland Street 


1944 



*Deceased 
**Mo.ved to another precinct. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Joseph P. Hines 5 Elmwood Terrace 1943 

Clarence B. Humphrey 12 Humphrey Terrace 1942 

Frank E. Morrison 28 Bay View Avenue 1942 

George J. Nichols 208 Humphrey Street 1942 

Vincent P. O'Brien 202 Humphrey Street 1943 

Arthur H. Parsons, Jr. 85 Redington Street 1944 

Roger W. Pope 52 Bay View Drive 1942 

Donald Redfern 292 Humphrey Street 1944 

Frederick J. Rudd . 312 Humphrey Street 1943 

Thomas W. Southward 14 Bay View Drive 1943 

Stanley M. Stocker 15 Lawrence Terrace 1944 

Vacancy 

Precinct Seven 

Term Expires 

Charles D. Addison, Jr. 50 Aspen Road 1942 

Walter E. Barnes 14 Sargent Road 1943 

Philip E. Bessom 4 Palmer Avenue 1942 

C. Glover Bowes 2 Tupelo Road 1943 

Thomas S. Bubier 3 Beverly Road 1942 

James W. Buchanan 110 Aspen Road 1943 

Frank L. Burk 60 Orient Court 1943 

Roger J. Connell 81 Ocean View Road 1942 

Patrick J. Cryan 45 Pleasant Street 1942 

Harold A. Durkee 28 Puritan Avenue 1942 

Hamilton P. Edwards 55 Atlantic Avenue 1944 

R. Wyer Greene 78 Millett Road 1944 

John Homan 69 Ocean View Road 1943 

Robert F. Kimball 70 Atlantic Avenue 1942 

Lawrence B. Leonard 30 Atlantic Avenue 1944 

Francis W. B. Maitiand 356 Puritan Road 1943 

Ralph S. Maxwell 82 Millett Road 1942 

John S. McKenney 15 Sargent Road 1943 

Lester B. Morley 62 Millett Road 1944 

Fred L. Mower 34 Atlantic Avenue 1944 

Conrad P. Richardson 15 Beverly Road 1943 

Amos E. Russell 85 Kensington Lane 1944 

James W. Santry, Jr. 10 Walnut Road 1944 

Francis L. Smith 75 Bates Road 1944 

Precinct Eight 

Term Expires 

John H. Blodgett 100 Beach Bluff Avenue 1943 

Thomas H. Bradley 20 Orchard Road 1943 

Richard P. Breed 106 Bradlee Avenue 1942 

Frederick S. Brennan 33 Hawthorne Road 1943 

Horace Burrough, 3rd 163 Beach Bluff Avenue 1942 

Bernard F. Carey 63 Orchard Road 1943 

Thomas W. Duncan 38 Crosman Avenue 1944 

Charles F. Gallagher 32 Beach Bluff Avenue 1943 

Lee T. Gray 79 Morton Road 1943 

Irving B. Hitchings 30 Stanwood Road 1943 

George W. Howe 44 Beach Bluff Avenue 1942 

John I. Hull 9 Lawrence Road 1942 

John R. Hulburt 40 Beach Bluff Avenue 1942 

Harold A. Johnson 37 Crosman Avenue 1943 

Joseph S. Kimball 43 Beach Bluff Avenue 1944 

William H. McCarty 64 Bradlee Avenue 1944 

**Geraldine E. Minton 15 Nason Road 1942 

Thomas J. Minton 15 Nason Road 1944 



**Moved to another precinct 



1941] 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS 



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Henry A. Pevear 44 Manton Road 1944 

Arnold S. Potter 31 Estabro.ok Road 1944 

Albert N. Rothermel 72 Bradlee Avenue 1944 

George F. Vincent 78 Phillips' Avenue 1942 

Raymond T. Vredenburgh 10 Clarke Road 1942 

Arthur M. Wyman 2 Beach Bluff Avenue 1944 



Appointed Town Officers 



APPOINTED BY BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Accountant 

I. Murray Adams 

Secretary of Selectmen 

John S. McKenney 

Town Counsel 

Lester B. Morley 

Town Engineer 

Wallace W. Pratt (Retired, December 6, 1941) 
Howard L. Hamill (Appointed, as of December 6, 1941) 

Assistant Town Engineer 

Howard L. Hamill 
Freeman W. Towers (Appointed, December 23, 1941) 

Superintendent of Cemetery 

Thomas Handley 

Burial Agent 

James A. Hegarty 

Forest Warden 

Frederick C. Burk 

Building Inspector 

Raymond 0. Doane 

Assistant Building Inspector 

Winthrop M. Sears 

Inspector of Animals 

Carl R. Benton 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Charles Walter Burrill 
Agent and Custodian of Town Hall 
John G. McLearn 
Dog Officer 
Willis E. Shephard 
Fence Viewers 
Raymond 0. Doane, Wallace W. Pratt 

Inspector of Petroleum 
Jefferson G. Owens 
Soldiers' Relief Agent and State Aid Correspondent 
James A. Hegarty 
Board of Registrars 
Herbert W. Andrews, Republican, Chairman 
Term expires 1944 
Harold R. Young, Democrat Charles P. McGettrick, Democrat 

Term expires 1943 Term expires 1942 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Republican 
Clerk Ex-Officio 

Smoke Inspector 

Raymond O. Doane 

Sponsor's W.P.A. Agent 

Charles D. Addison 



Robert G. Byrne 



Engineers of Fire Department 

James W. Buchanan, Chairman 



Philip E. Bessom 



Chief of Fire Department 

Charles H. Lampard 

Chief of Police and Keeper of Lockup 

Walter F. Reeves 

Special Police Officers — 1941 



Wayne Anderson 
Herbert W. Andrews 
Geoxge B. Atkins 
Samuel L. Atkins 
Thomas A. Bailey 
Roland C. Barnes 
Frederick L. Bartlett 
Leonard H. Bates 
Philip E. Bessom 
John H. Blodgett 
Philip W. Blood 
John A. Boston 
William V. Boudreau 
C. Glover Bowes 
Thomas H. Bradley 
Chester E. Bradley 
James W. Buchanan 
Frank L. Burk 
C. Walter Burrill 
Arthur L. Burt 
Robert G. Byrne 
Thomas J. Cahill 
Harry E. Cahoon 
L. Herbert Cahoon 
Edward P. Carroll 
Peter Cassidy 
James K. Chadbourne 
Alphonse Chiancone 
Joseph G. Clancy 
Frank G. Coletti 
Paul Colleti 
Charles A. Colton 
Arthur R. Conley 
Charles E. Connelly 
Homer J. Craft 
Ray D. Crooker 
Paul C. Curtis 
Ralph C. Curtis 
Eldridge T. Davis 



Leon R. DeVeau 
George E. Devitt 
George V. Doane 
Charles J. Dolan 
Stephen J. Donlon 
Joseph M. Downey 
Richard J. Duly 
William A. Duly 
Thomas W. Duncan 
Harold O. Durgin 
George D. R. Durkee 
Vincent B. Easterbrooks 
Hamilton P. Edwards 
J. Howard Edwards 
Lyndon W. Ellis 
Clyde S. Emery 
James J. Fitzpatrick 
Bert on A. Fogg 
Edward E. Folsom 
Alfred N. Frazier 
Leo W. Frenchette 
Gordon F. Fuller 
Walter F. Fuller 
Giacomo Gallo 
Albert E. Gallup 
George W. Getchell 
Norman J. Given 
Ralph E. Gould 
Stuart W. Graham 
Victor D. Greig 
Gerald R. Griffin 
Eustis B. Grimes 
Thomas Handley 
Arthur E. Hardy 
Herman W. Hay 
William M. Hayes 
James A. Hegarty 
Robert B. Hegarty 
Clarence W. Horton 



*Resigned 
**Deceased 



1941] 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS 



M. Paine Hoseason 
Joseph M. Hunt 
John R. Hurlburt 
Emilio Iarrobino 
Harold G. Johnson 
Clement E. Kennedy 
Daniel C. Kennedy- 
George B. Kennedy 
Frank Lally 
Louis I. LaParrella 
Gordon Laumann 
John T. Lee 
Albert E. Legere 
Ro.bert M. Leonard 
James W. Libby 
Ralph I. Lindsey 
Alexander E. Little 
Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 
*Francis H. Maitland 
Francis W. Maitland 
Sullivan Marino 
Albert R. Martin 
Charles P. McGettrick 
William J. McGettrick 
*Francis R. McGougan 
Delmar H. McLean 
John G. McLearn 
Ralph D. Merritt 
William P. Mitchell 
John G. Moran 
Walter H. Murphy 
Daniel J. Myers 
Roy Nelson, Jr. 
George E. Nickerson 
Vincent P. O'Brien 
**Harold A. Osborne 
Emanuel Pagano 
Alonzo F. Parker 



Antonio. Parletta 
Mary M. Pedrick 
Leioy V. Perry 
Philip F. Perry 
Robert K. Phillips 
Francis Pierre 
Frank Petrogallo 
George J. Place 
Martin H. Randall 
Donald Redfern 
Conrad P. Richardson 
Thomas H. Riley 
Amos E. Russell 
Thomas Saville 
Winthrop M. Sears 
Fred M. Seaton 
Willis E. Shephard 
David Sherman 
James A. Smith 
Clarence E. Spinney 
James S. Stewart 
Simeon J. Strong 
Charles W. Sumner 
Harry W. Sundberg 
Ivan C. Sutherland 
William H. Sutherland 
Kenneth F. Swain 
Glover Swindlehurst 
Russell J. Thayer 
Calvin S. Tilden 
Kenneth W. Ulman 
Antonio Videtta 
**Harold I. Wheeler 
Howard B. Whipple 
Herbert E. Wood 
Daniel W. Wormwood 
Charles F. Young 
Rocco Zuchero 



C. Glover Bowes 
Term expires 1944 



Board of Appeals 

Conrad P. Richardson, Chairman 
Term expires 1943 



Charles V. Easterbrooks 
Term expires 1942 



Contributory Retirement System Board 
Dr. Lincoln A. Palmer, Chairman 
Term expires 1943 
I. Murray Adams, Town Accountant, Secretary 
(appointed by statute) 
Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 
(elected by members of system) 
Term expires 1944 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance 

(Appointed by Board of Public Welfare) 
Edward F. Fiedler, Chairman (resigned) 
Fred M. Seaton, Chairman (appointed Oct. 16, 1941) 
Donald Redfern Willis B. Chapman 

William R. MacMillan, Secretary 



**Deceased 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY MODERATOR 
Finance 

Precinct 1 Robert B. Hegarty 

Precinct 2 Frank B. Drummond 

Precinct 3 Chester A. Brown 

Precinct 4 Walter F. Livermore 

Precinct 5 Joseph Atwood 

Precinct 6 William Edgar Carter 

Precinct 7 Francis L. Smith, Chairman 

Precinct 8 William H. McCarty 



1941] 



RECORDS OF TOWN CLERK 



11 



Records of Town Clerk 



TOWN WARRANT 
Monday, February 17, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said 
County: Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the town of Swampscott qual- 
ified to: vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their 
respective precincts, in said Swampscott, to wit — 

In Precinct One — Polling- Place — Machon School on Burpee Road. 
In Precinct Two — Polling Place — Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 217 
Burrill Street. 

In Precinct Three — Polling Place — Town Hall on Burrill Street. 
In Precinct Four — Polling Place — Clarke School, adjoining Ab- 
bott Park. 

In Precinct Five— Polling Place— Odd Fellows' Hall, 115 Elm- 
wood Road. 

In Precinct Six — Polling Place — Hadley School on Redington 
Street. 

In Precinct Seven — Polling Place — Essex Oil Filling Station, 638 
Humphrey Street. 

In Precinct Eight — Polling Place — Phillips Beach Fire Engine 
House, Phillips Avenue. 

On Monday, the seventeenth day of February, 1941, at seven (7) 
o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to act on the following arti- 
cles, viz.: 

At the close of the election the meeting will adjourn to Tuesday, 
the 11th day of March, 1941, at 7.45 P.M., at the Town Hall. 
Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 
To choose a Collector of Taxes for three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for three (3) years. 
To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for one 
(1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose two members of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

two (2) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for two (2) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Park Commission for three 

(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the 
Public Library for three (3) years. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 
To choose one member of the Planning Board for five (5) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 

Trust Funds for three (3) years. 
To choose eight (8) representative town meeting members 

in each precinct for three (3) years. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member in 

precinct two for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 
To choose two (2) representative town meeting members in 

precinct three for two (2) years to fill vacancies. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member in 

precinct three for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member in 

precinct four for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member in 

precinct six for one (1) year to fill vacancy. 
All to be chosen by ballot. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 2. To. hear and act on the reports of town officials, 
boards and committees. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year, beginning January 1, 1942, and to issue a note or notes, there- 
for, payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may 
be given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with Sec- 
tion 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of elected town officials for the ensuing year. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, as 
contained in the reports of officers, boards or committees. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditure 
of money, and creation of a debt, or the disposition of town proper- 
ty, as set forth in the reports of officers, boards or committees. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses, as 
listed in the budget in the Selectmen's report of the annual town 
report. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will authorize the Board of As- 
sessors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board 
each, to appoint a member of such boards to act as secretary there- 
of and receive pay therefor, as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A, 
of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by the Board of Asses- 
sors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board. 

Article 9. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
for the treatment of mosquito breeding places. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to. appropriate to the 
account of unpaid bills the sum of $1,200.57 covering bills contracted 
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the books for the year 1940, according to the records of the Town 
Accountant. Sponsored by the Town Accountant. 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to remove any or all 
of the car tracks now located in Swampscott and/or resurface the 
streets from which the said car tracks are removed and appropriate 
money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money for the improvement of Humphrey Street, 
or such other streets as the town meeting may determine; said 
money to be used in conjunction with any money which may be 
allotted by the State or County, or both, for this purpose; or take 
any other action in relation thereto. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money for the maintenance of Humphrey Street, 
or such other streets as the town meeting may determine; said 
money to be used in conjunction with any money which may be 
allotted by the State or County, or both, for this purpose; or take 
any other action in relation thereto. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 14. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Welfare to appoint one of its own members as agent and 
investigating officer and fix the salary of such an appointee at 
$1200 and appropriate money therefor as provided by Chapter 41, 
Section 4A, of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by the 
Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the Bureau of Old 
Age Assistance to appoint one of its own members as agent and 
investigating officer and fix the salary of such an appointee at $300 
and appropriate money therefor, or take any action relative there- 
to. Sponsored by the Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Public Welfare to compromise and settle all claims by the City 
of Boston for aid and support furnished to persons having a legal 
settlement in the Town of Swampscott and appropriate a sum of 
money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Park 
Department to purchase a used one and one-half ton truck and to 
appropriate money for this purpose, or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Park 
Department to purchase playground equipment for Phillips Park 
and appropriate money for this purpose, or take any action rel- 
ative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Park 
Department to purchase and erect a new flagpole at Abbott Park 
to replace the old one which is dangerously rotted and appropriate 
money for this purpose, or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Board of Park Commissioners to take a fee in the land herein- 
after described, by eminent domain, the same to be held and used 
for Park purposes, and appropriate money therefor, or take any 
action relative thereto; viz.: 

Beginning at the Southeast corner of lot "A" as shown on a 
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November 30, 1914; thence curving to the left with a radius three 
hundred eighty-five and two; hundredths feet (385.02) along the 
Westerly line of "The Greenway" for a distance of sixty-nine and 
forty hundredths feet (69.40) to the Southeast corner of Lot No. 7; 
thence Southwest by Lot No. 7 for a distance of twenty-nine and 
seventy hundredths feet (29.70), thence Northeast by Lot No. 7 for 
a distance of eight and twenty hundredths feet (8.20); thence South- 
west by land of the Town of Swampscott for a distance of twenty- 
one feet (21.00); thence Southeast by land of the Town of Swamp- 
scott for a distance of seventy-seven and sixty hundredths feet 
(77.60) to the point of beginning. 

The above described parcel being lot "A" as shown on a plan 
of "Progress Park" drawn by Charles W. Gay and dated November 
30, 1914, and contains about 1997 square feet. 

Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to authorize and di- 
rect the Board of Park Commissioners to take a fee in the land 
hereinafter described, by eminent domain, the same to be held and 
used for Park purposes, and appropriate money therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto; viz.: 

Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 11 as shown on a 
plan of "Progress Park" and drawn by Charles W. Gay, dated No- 
vember 30, 1914. Said point of begining being about four hundred 
and twenty-nine feet West of the Westerly line of Essex Street; 
thence Westerly by a private way known as "The Greenway" and 
land of Estella G. Richardson, Henry R. Shea, Louis W. Holden, 
Almy Trust and Edith P. Brown, for a distance of three hundred 
feet (300.00) to the Northwest corner of Lot 16; thence Southerly 
by Lot 17, by land of Shirley M. Brewer and land of Edith P. 
Brown, for a distance of one hundred six and fifty-nine hundredths 
feet (106.59) to land of the Town of Swampscott, known as Jack- 
son Park; thence Easterly by Jackson Park and land of Edith P. 
Brown, Almy Trust, Louis W. Holden, Henry R. Shea and Estella 
G. Richardson along the middle line of a stonewall, to the South- 
west corner of Lot 10, owned by Louis W. Holden, for a distance 
of three hundred one and eighty-one hundredths feet (301.81); 
thence Northerly by Lot 10, owned by Louis W. Holden and land 
of Estella G. Richardson, for a distance of one hundred and sev- 
enty-eight hundredths feet (100.78), to the point of beginning. 

The above description bounds lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 in- 
clusive and contains an area of about 31,290 square feet as shown 
on a plan of "Progress Park" and drawn by Charles W. Gay and 
dated November 30, 1914. 

Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Moderator to: appoint a committee of not less than three mem- 
bers to study the advisability and feasibility of maintaining a Mu- 
nicipal Buildings Insurance Fund, and of making future appro- 
priations therefor; the said committee to make a report to any 
subsequent town meeting. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to purchase a com- 
pressor for the use of the Highway Department and appropriate 
money therefor, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to purchase new street 
signs to be erected by the Highway Department and appropriate 
money therefor, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
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Article 25. To see if the town will vote to purchase a new 
two-ton truck for the use of the Highway Department replacing 
the old Ford truck of 1934 and appropriating money therefor, or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to lay an eight-inch 
water main (1800 ft.) from Vinnin Square, Loring Avenue, to the 
town line, and a ten-inch (1050 ft.) water main on Essex Street 
from the town line to the present six-inch line and appropriate 
money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water 
main in Worcester Avenue for a distance of 750 feet, and appro- 
priate money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewer- 
age Board. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water 
main in Plymouth Avenue for a distance of 75 feet, and appropri- 
ate money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage 
Board. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to replace the two- 
inch water pipe in Puritan Lane with four-inch cast iron pipe for a 
distance of 375 feet, and appropriate money for the same. Spon- 
sored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money 
for the changes in the Sewer Station as recommended by the State 
Board of Health. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch sew- 
er in Burpee Road for a distance of 370 feet, and appropriate money 
for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to relay a twelve-inch 
sewer in Commonwealth Avenue for a distance of 230 feet, and 
appropriate money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Water 
and Sewerage Board to purchase and install a 2000-gallon pump for 
the Sewer Pumping Station, and appropriate money for the same. 
Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to lay a ten-inch water 
main in Forest Avenue for a distance of about 250 feet, and appro- 
priate money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage 
Board. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to lay a six-inch water 
main in Pine Hill Road for a distance of about 600 feet, and appro- 
priate money for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage 
Board. 

Article 36. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
for the purpose of clearing the public ways of the town of Swamp- 
scott of ragweed and/or other obnoxious weeds, and appropriate 
money therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the 
Excess and Deficiency Fund of the town to the account of Current 
Revenue such sum of money as the Board of Assessors may deem 
advisable, said sum to be used and applied by the Board of Asses- 
sors in reduction of the tax levy, or take any action relative there- 
to. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the purpose of bringing to grade, reconstructing and 



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resurfacing Burrill Street or any parts thereof, or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 39. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the purpose of bringing to grade, reconstructing and 
resurfacing Puritan Road or any parts thereof, or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to dispose of its ashes, 
paper and other waste material by dumping, incinerator or other- 
wise and appropriate a sum of money necessary for the same. Spon- 
ored by the Board of Health. 

Article 41. To see if the town will vote to resurface Magnolia 
Road and appropriate money therefor, or take any action relative 
thereto!. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to grade and fill lots Nos. 355 and 356 on Assessors' Plate 
No. 9, owned by the Town of Swampscott and located on Sampson 
Avenue to eliminate the nuisance now existing thereon, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Mod- 
erator to appoint a committee of not more than five town meeting 
members to study the advisability of adopting and using voting ma- 
chines by the Town of Swampscott, and to report at a subsequent 
town meeting, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell, or otherwise dispose of the hay scales, so- 
called, and to authorize the said Board to execute and deliver all 
necessary deeds and other instruments necessary therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 45 To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be used for the purchase of gifts to be made to persons 
from the Town of Swampscott enlisted in and selected for service 
with the armed forces of the United States, or take any action rel- 
ative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the control and supervision of the gypsy and brown 
tail moth and tent caterpillar, as requested by the Department of 
Conservation, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of money to be paid the Workmen's Compensation Agent 
for services rendered in 1940 and expenses incurred in connection 
therewith. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 48. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $100 to cover the expenses of obtaining an easement from the 
Boston and Maine Railroad Company covering certain land under 
bridge structure No. 14.08 (old No. 135) as requested by the Boston 
and Maine Railroad Company and the Town Engineer, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 49. To see if the town will authorize and direct the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase or to take by eminent 
domain a fee in the premises hereinafter described, the same to be 
used as and for a public way, and appropriate money therefor, or 
take any action relative thereto; viz.: 

The land and buildings known as 435 Humphrey Street and be- 
ing shown on the records of the Board of Assessors as Lot No. 171, 
Plate 19; and the land and buildings known as 4 Puritan Road and 



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being shown on the records of the Board of Assessors as Lot No. 
171, Plate 19. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 50. To see if the town will authorize and direct the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase or to take by eminent 
domain a fee in the premises hereinafter described, the same to be 
used as and for a public way, and appropriate money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto; viz.: 

Beginning at a stone bound set at the point of curve on the 
Easterly line of Puritan Road; thence curving to the right with a 
radius of 73.11 feet for a distance of 74.29 feet; thence N 33-11-20 
E for a radius of 78.15 to a stone bound set on the Southerly line 
of Atlantic Avenue; thence S 48-53-20 E by land of Louis and Bea- 
trice Zaiger for a distance of 10.68 feet to the new Southerly line 
of Atlantic Avenue; thence S 40-06-40 W by said new Southerly 
line of Atlantic Avenue for a distance of 71.60 feet; thence curv- 
ing to the left with a radius of 69.82 feet for a distance of 79.37 
feet to the point of beginning, containing 512 square feet. Also, 
beginning at a stone bound set at the angle of the Southerly line 
of Atlantic Avenue; thence N 43-26-10 E for a distance of 184.18 
feet to the new Southerly line of Atlantic Avenue; thence by said 
new Southerly line of Atlantic Avenue for a distance of 183.76 feet 
to land of Anne J. Melen; thence by land of Anne J. Melen N 48-53- 
20 W for a distance of 10.68 feet to the point of beginning contain- 
ing 982 square feet. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 51. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the purchase of a 1941 
police ambulance, as recommended by the Chief of Police. Spon- 
sored by the Chief of Police. 

Article 52. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) for the purchase of two 
1941 two-door police patrol cars, as recommended by the Chief of 
Police. Sponsored by the Chief of Police. 

Article 53. To see if the town will vote to. install new fire 
alarm systems in the Clarke and Machon Schools, and raise and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, the same to be done under 
the supervision and direction of the Chief of the Fire Department, 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Superinten- 
dent of Schools. 

Article 54. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be used on, and in connection with, the W.P.A. Re- 
creational Project, so-called, or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of the Fourth of July, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of Armistice Day, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 57. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be expended as the town's proportionate share for such 
federal projects as the Board of Selectmen may supervise, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 58. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money 
with which to carry on a street and/or sidewalk construction pro- 
gram in the town, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
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Article 59. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money 
for a surface water drain construction program in the town, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 60. To see what action the town wishes to take regard- 
ing painting and repairing the Phillips Beach Engine House and 
appropriate One Thousand Dollars for same as sponsored by the 
Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 61. To see what action the town wishes to take towards 
finishing the repair work at the Central Engine House and appro- 
priate Two Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars for same as spon- 
sored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 62. To see what action the town wishes to take re- 
garding the extending of the Fire Alarm System into new loca- 
tions and covering sections now uncovered on a Four- Year Plan and 
appropriate the sum of Four Thousand Dollars and take One Thous- 
and Dollars each year as sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 63. To see what action the town wishes to take towards 
appointing six (6) permanent men to the Fire Department which 
would give three (3) men extra at all times and appropriate money 
for same as sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 64. To. see what action the town wishes to take towards 
purchasing a new chassis to replace Engine 3, a Chevrolet which is 
too light and is overloaded and appropriate Two Thousand Dollars 
for same as sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 65. Ta see if the town will vote to authorize the pur- 
chase of necessary equipment for the Fire Department and appro- 
priate a sum of money therefor or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 66. To see if the town will vote by ballot to rescind the 
vote previously passed under which the Call Firemen in the Swamp- 
scott Fire Department operate under Civil Service, as petitioned 
for by James W. Santry, Jr., et al. Sponsored by the Finance 
Committee. 

Article 67. To see if the town will vote to erect a municipal 
pier at the Blaney Beach Reservation, under the supervision of the 
Park Department, and in accordance with a plan drawn by the De- 
partment of Public Works, or otherwise, and raise and appropriate 
a sum of money therefor, or take any action relative thereto, as pe- 
titioned for by Francis L. Smith et al. 

Article 68. To see if the town will vote to re-zone the easterly 
portion of the land shown on Assessors' Plans, Plate No. 3, as Lot 
No. 82 and all of Lot No. 82-A, being the premises numbered 148 
Burrill Street, Swampscott, from a residential to a business zone, as 
petitioned for by John A. Boston et al. 

Article 69. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" upon the question: 
To see if the town will vote to rescind the vote of the town upon 
Article 4 of the Town Warrant for Monday, February 17, 1913, ac- 
cepting the provisions of Chapter 635 of the Acts of 1912 (now Gen- 
eral Laws, Tercentenary Edition, Chapter 145), being an act relative 
to Tenement Houses in towns, as petitioned for by Edward J. Con- 
nelly et al. 

Article 70. To see if the town will vote to accept Sections 42 
and 43 of Chapter 48 of the General Laws, Tercentenary Edition, 
providing for the establishment of a fire department under the con- 
trol of an officer to be known as the Chief of the Fire Department, 
and reserving all rights that the existing members of the Fire De- 
partment have under Chapter 31 of the General Laws, Ter. Edition, 



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and Chapter 4 of the Acts and Resolves of 1920, as petitioned for by- 
Clarence W. Horton et al. 

Article 71. To see if the town will vote to: re-zone premises 
No. 413 Essex Street from the residential zone to the business zone, 
as petitioned for by Antonio Dio et al. 

Article 72. To see if the town will vote to establish the wages 
of the employees of the Highway Department at six dollars ($6.00) 
per day and appropriate a sum of money therefor, or take any ac- 
tion relative thereto, as petitioned for by Arthur E. Hardy et al. 

Article 73. To see if the town will vote to re-zone the proper- 
ty described below from a general residential district to; a business 
district, viz.: 

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Greenwood Ave- 
nue, above point being the intersection of the Easterly line of land 
owned by Roger W. Pope; thence running along the Southerly line 
of Greenwood Avenue and Bay View Terrace for a distance of about 
331 feet to the intersection of the Northerly line of land owned by 
Emma G. Fanton; thence along said boundary line for a distance of 
about 92.81 feet to the intersection of the Easterly line of land 
owned by Emma G. Fanton; thence Southerly by land of Emma G. 
Fanton and Ada M. Fenton for a distance of about 127.00 feet to the 
Northerly line of the business district, said Northerly line being 100 
feet distance and parallel to Humphre_y Street; thence running Wes- 
terly along said Northerly line for a distance of about 356 feet to 
land owned by Roger W. Pope; thence by land of Roger W. Pope 
for a distance of about 25 feet to. the point of beginning. Or take 
any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by Byron E. Porter 
et al. 

Article 74. To see if the town will vote to rescind that part of 
the vote under Article 29 of the Annual Town Meeting of 1906 which 
was passed April 23, 1906 which provides that "A reasonable rental 
to be determined by the Water Commissioners shall be charged for 
the use of water meters", as petitioned for by Henry P. Dinan et al. 

Article 75. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Park 
Commissioners to take by eminent domain or to purchase for a pub- 
lic park reservation all or any of the Whitney estate, so-called, con- 
sisting of approximately fifty-two acres of land, property of the 
heirs or devisees of the late Elizabeth F. D. Whitney, bounded west- 
erly by Forest Avenue, northerly by Marblehead branch of the Bos- 
ton and Maine Railroad, easterly by land of Hastings and others, 
and southerly by land now or formerly of Folger and others, or 
however otherwise bounded and described, and to raise and appro- 
priate money therefor by borrowing or otherwise, as petitioned for 
by Mary J. McAuliffe et al. 

Article 76. To see if the town will vote to accept Lexington 
Circle, so-called, as a public way as laid out by the Board of Select- 
men in accordance with the plans drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town En- 
gineer, and appropriate money therefor, or take any action relative 
thereto, as petitioned for by Glen W. Bartram et al. 

Article 77. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town to 
raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money 
as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the 
foregoing articles. 

The polls will close at 7 P.M. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, the Post Office, and at least 
two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the town, and 



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at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirtieth day of January, A.D. 1941. 

ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

WAYNE ANDERSON, Constable. 

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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two; public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Friday, 
February 7, 1941, the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



The warrants for the annual town meeting were mailed to the 
Town Meeting members on Friday, February 7, 1941. In addition 
notices were sent to all those running for the offices of Town Meet- 
ing members from the various precincts. 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Monday, February 17, 1941 

In accordance with the foregoing warrant the voters of Swamp- 
scott, assembled at their several precincts in the Town of Swamp- 
scott, and were called to order by the presiding officer in each pre- 
cinct at 7 o'clock A.M. The warrant with the return thereon was 
read by the Clerk in each precinct. The Polls were opened at 7 
A.M. 

The following were appointed Precinct Officers and qualified 
for same: 

Precinct One. Warden, Frederick G. Russell; Clerk, Ray- 
mond P. Connolly; Inspectors, John H. Keating, William H. Dow; 
Tellers, Cornelia T. Moore, Harriett T. Kain, Ruth B. Houghton, 
Gladys S. Bates, Lauretta M. Fournier, Beatrice F. Hamel. 

Precinct Two. Warden, Louis N. Crocker; Clerk, John E. Co- 
ville; Inspectors, John Yasi, John D. Healy; Tellers, James E. Con- 
nor, Ruth M. Conley, Doris L. Smith, Lillian A. Currant, John H. 
Philpot, Ann A. Melzard. 

Precinct Three. Warden, Stuart P. Ellis; Clerk, Walter L. Ke- 
hoe; Inspectors, Donald L. Sawyer, Aimer A. Jackson; Tellers, 
Charles T. Vray, Elizabth M. Callahan, Mary A. Reardon, Winni- 
fred G. Jacobs, Katherine E. Lamkin, William G. Burns. 

Precinct Four. Warden, Thomas J. McManus; Clerk, John C. 
Pirie; Inspectors, Horace P. Fifield, Richard C. Cuddy; Tellers, An- 



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na C. Howard, Bessie P. Maguire, Caroline M. Gilbride, Martha L. 
Graham, Edith J. Johnson, Lucille V. Duggan. 

Precinct Five. Warden, Thomas J. Boyce; Clerk, Irving A. 
Curtis; Inspectors, John T. Morrison, William J. Bonefant; Tellers, 
Margaret L. Brogan, Sydna H. Collins, Bessie P. Laxton, Alice E. 
Leslie, Mary F. Fletcher, Florence E. Scanlon. 

Precinct Six. Warden, George H. Chaisson; Clerk, Harvey L. 
Southward; Inspectors, Charles M. Cahoon, Peter J. Blazer; Tellers, 
Margaret V. Freeman, Anna M. Burke, Eva E. Hobby, Elva P. Ga- 
rey, Christina A. Peace, Lucy G. Nickerson. 

Precinct Seven. Warden, Charles D. Addison; Clerk, Eustis B. 
Grimes; Inspectors, Martin R. Conners, John G. Callahan; Tellers, 
Mary E. Marsh, Agnes C. Kennedy, Annie L. Ward, Edward R. 
Bergin, Gino Spelta, Esther M. McAuliffe. 

Precinct Eight. Warden, Charles A. Flagg; Clerk, William J. 
Lynch; Inspectors, Patrick Lyons, Ralph Melzard; Tellers, Virginia 
Coughlin, Annie T. Conners, Pauline Duncan, Irene H. Johnson, Mary 
F. Way, Mavis C. Watson. 

The balloting started at 7 A.M. and the count started at 3 o'clock 
P.M. The ballot boxes registered correctly and the checks on the 
voting list were the same as the vote cast. 

Precinct 2 was the first to make a return at 7.25 P.M. Precinct 
4 the last at 8.15 P.M. 

The following number of votes were cast: 



For Moderator: 



John R. Hurlburt, elected 


134 


173 


157 


155 


170 


187 


164 


95 1235 


Blanks 


63 


62 


57 


49 


36 


66 


78 


15 


426 


For Collector of Taxes: 




















Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr. 




















elected 


156 


182 


157 


157 


176 


206 


178 


92 


1304 


Blanks 


41 


53 


57 


47 


30 


47 


64 


18 


357 


For Town Treasurer: 




















James W. Libby, elected 


152 


177 


164 


159 


176 


206 


170 


94 


1298 


Blanks 


45 


58 


50 


45 


30 


47 


72 


16 


363 


For Selectmen for 1 Year: 


















Philip E. Bessom, elected 


145 


163 


148 


158 


178 


178 


157 


94 


1221 


James W. Buchanan, elected 


161 


161 


152 


153 


168 


181 


166 


92 


1234 


Robert G. Byrne, elected 


156 


172 


155 


168 


167 


193 


166 


92 


1269 


Blanks 


129 


209 


187 


133 


105 


207 


237 


52 


1259 


For Assessor for 3 Years: 


















Frank E. Morrison, elected 


153 


177 


168 


159 


173 


193 


168 


97 


1288 


Blanks 


44 


58 


46 


45 


33 


60 


74 


13 


373 


For School Committee for 3 Years: 














Bernard F. Carey, elected 


139 


161 


145 


160 


168 


182 


165 


93 


1213 


Ralph N. Murray, elected 


125 


163 


129 


155 


165 


175 


154 


90 


1156 


Blanks 


130 


146 


154 


93 


79 


149 


165 


37 


953 


For Board of Public Welfare for 3 Years 












Edward F. Burke 


89 


88 


77 


70' 


' 83 


96 


86 


50 


639 


Fred M. Seaton, elected 


90 


129 


123 


116 


109 


143 


142 


57 


909 


Blanks 


18 


18 


14 


18 


14 


14 


14 


3 


113 


For Board of Public Welfare for 2 Years: 












James F. Etter 


107 


105 


94 


82 


46 


80 


64 


46 


624 


Edward F. Fiedler, elected 


64 


101 


98 


99 


134 


152 


143 


50 


841 


Blanks 


26 


29 


22 


23 


26 


21 


35 


14 


196 


For Board of Health for 3 Years: 
















Loring Grimes, elected 


144 


175 


156 


151 


161 


184 


164 


94 


1229 


Blanks 


53 


60 


58 


53 


45 


69 


78 


16 


432 



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For Board of Health for 2 Years: 

G. Jeffrey Nichols, elected 55 100 129 92 132 189 174 70 941 

Norbert A. Ulman 112 122 67 104 60 47 43 32 587 

Blanks 30 13 18 8 14 17 25 8 133 

For Water and Sewerage Board for 3 Years: 

Henry P. Dinan 67 52 66 49 44 73 76 37 464 

Harold G. Enholm, elected 110 163 133 146 153 165 148 71 1089 

Blanks 20 20 15 9 9 15 18 2 108 

For Trustee Public Library for 3 Years: 

Lee T. Gray, elected 137 167 150 156 160 174 156 93 1193 

Blanks 60 68 64 48 46 79 86 17 468 

For Park Commissioner for 3 Years: 

Ralph I. Lindsey 134 165 149 157 162 181 159 92 1199 

Blanks 63 70 65 47 44 72 93 18 462 

For Planning Board for 5 Years: 

Arthur H. McGovern, elected 122 156 133 147 158 168 137 87 1108 

Blanks 75 79 81 57 48 85 105 23 553 

For Constables: 

Wayne Anderson, elected 144 162 148 155 152 162 149 87 1159 

Leonard H. Bates, elected 138 161 154 161 158 173 156 87 1188 

Willis E. Shephard, elected 127 162 147 152 160 175 170 88 1181 

Blanks 182 220 193 144 148 249 251 68 1455 

For Commissioner of Trust Funds for 3 Years: 

James W. Libby, elected 121 148 134 133 151 166 145 77 1075 

Blanks 76 87 80 71 55 87 97 33 586 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 1, for three years 

George D. R. Durkee, elected 119 

Alfred N. Frazier, elected 127 

Hulbert C. Griffin, elected 129 

Edward H. Jordan, elected 126 

Antonio Parletta, elected 114 

Henry A. Sadler, elected 126 

Blanks 835 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 2, for three years 

Earl Abrams, elected 154 

J. Hervey M. Blackford, elected 153 

Willis P. Burbank, elected 150 

John F. Graham, elected 152 

Frederick Miller, elected 150 

Elmer E. Mo.rley, elected 157 

Thomas M. Newth, elected 148 

Edmund W. Pease, elected 147 

Blanks 669 

Precinct 2, for one year (to fill vacancy) 



Walter O. Spofford, elected 


156 


Blanks 


79 


Town Meeting Members, Precinct 3, 


for three years 


I. Murray Adams, elected 


134 


William H. Carroll, elected 


123 


Stanley T. Devitt, elected 


116 


Malcolm F. MacLean, elected 


143 


Charles F. Owens, elected 


132 


Francis T. Pedrick, elected 


139 


Margaret M. Scanlon, elected 


122 


Harry M. Shanahan, elected 


135 


Blanks 


668 



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Precinct Three for two years (to fill vacancy) 

Chester P. Brown, elected 145 

Harold F. Harvey, elected 139 

Blanks 144 

Precinct Three for one year (to fill vacancy) 

Blanks 214 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 4, for three years 

Egbert H. Ballard, elected 151 

George J. Harvey, elected 152 

Albert S. Hills, elected 151 

Alfred B. Jones, elected 155 

James R. Maddock, elected 150 

Robert C. Mansfield, elected 152 

Harvey P. Newcomb, elected 154 

Anson M. Titus, elected 152 

Blanks 415 

Precinct 4, for one year (to fill vacancy) 

Blanks 204 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 5, for three years 

Benj. B. Blanchard, elected 157 

Guy N. Chamberlin, elected 157 

Edwin A. Fuller, elected 159 

George M. Glidden, elected 155 

Ralph I. Lindsey, elected 158 

George H. Lucey, elected 156 

Raymond P. Miller, elected 154 

Blanks 552 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 6, for three years 

Roland C. Booma, elected 173 

James A. Breed, elected 163 

Wm. Edgar Carter, elected 160 

Kingsland Dunwoody, elected 165 

Stuart W. Graham, elected 158 

Arthur H. Parsons, elected 162 

Donald Redfern, elected 178 

Stanley M. Stocker, elected 171 

Blanks 694 
Precinct 6, for one year (to fill vacancy) 

Blanks 253 

Town Meeting Members, Precinct 7, for three years 

Hamilton P. Edwards, elected 161 

R. Wyer Greene, elected 154 

Emilip Iarrobino 98 

Lawrence B. Leonard, elected 154 

Lester B. Morley, elected 182 

Fred L. Mower, elected 148 

Amos E. Russell, elected 143 

James W. Santry, Jr., elected 153 

Francis L. Smith, elected 164 

Blanks 579 
Town Meeting Members, Precinct 8, for three years 

Thomas W. Duncan, elected 84 

Joseph S. Kimball, elected 88 

William H. McCarty, elected 89 

Thomas J. Minton, elected 85 

Henry A. Pevear, elected 87 

Arnold S. Potter, elected 89 



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Albert N. Rothermel, elected 89 

Arthur M. Wyman, elected 84 

Blanks 185 

The following number of votes were cast: 

Precinct 1 197 

Precinct 2 235 

Precinct 3 214 

Precinct 4 204 

Precinct 5 206 

Precinct 6 253 

Precinct 7 242 

Precinct 8 110 



Total vote cast 1661 



Adjourned to Tuesday evening, March 11 at the Town Hall at 
7.45 P.M. 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



February 21, 1941 

On the above date notice was received from John R. Hurlburt, 
Moderator of the appointment of the following persons to the 
Finance Committee, their terms to run concurrently with their term 
as Town Meeting member: 

Precinct 3. Chester A. Brown, 17 Middlesex Avenue. 

Precinct 6. William Edgar Carter, 259 Humphrey Street. 

Precinct 7. Francis L. Smith, 75 Bates Road. 

Precinct 8. William H. McCarty, 64 Bradlee Avenue. 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Tuesday, March 11, 1941 
There being no quorum present, the special town meeting and 
adjourned annual town meeting were adjourned to Tuesday, April 
1, 1941. 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



March 29, 1941 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify, in accordance with Chapter II, Section 2, of 
the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following ad was pub- 
lished in the Lynn Daily Evening Item and the Lynn Telegram- 
News on Saturday, March 29, 1941. 



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TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

No.tice of Adjourned Special and Annual Town Meetings, Tuesday, 
April 1, 1941 at 7.30 P.M. 

To the Town Meeting Members: 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special and annual town meetings will be be held Tuesday, April 1, 
1941 at 7.30 P.M. at the Town Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



March 29, 1941. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members 
on March 29, 1941: 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special and annual town meetings will be held Tuesday, April 1, 
1941 at 7.30 P.M. at the Town Hall." 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday. March 11, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in the said 
County, Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble 
in the Town Hall in said Swampscott on Tuesday, the eleventh day 
of March, 1941 at 7.30 P.M., then and there to act on the following 
articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to lay, construct and 
maintain a drain on or near Hillside Avenue and/ or alter or relo- 
cate the course, or position of an existing brook running between 
Roy Street and Hillside Avenue and to do all things necessary or 
incidental thereto; and to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to compromise and set- 
tle the case of Salvatore De Moree against Town of Swampscott, 
now pending in the Superior Court for the County of Essex, and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to compromise and set- 
tle the claim of James E. Connor of Swampscott against Town of 
Swampscott and appropriate a sum of money therefor or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to build, equip and main- 
tain a building for locker and park equipment storage purposes 
within the limits of Jackson Park, covering an area of not more 
than three thousand square feet on the ground, said building to be 
so located as to interfere as little as possible with the use for re- 
creation or athletic purposes of any part of the park area then so 
used, and appropriate money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of 
Park Commissioners. 



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Article 5. To see if the town will vote to build, equip and main- 
tain a recreation lodge, so called, covering an area of not more than 
three thousand square feet on the ground, within the limits of Jack- 
son Park, said lodge to be so located as to interfere as little as pos- 
sible with the use for recreational or athletic purposes of any part 
of the park area then so used, and appropriate money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park 
Commissioners. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to build, equip and main- 
tain a locker building, covering an area of not more than three 
thousand square feet on the ground within the limits of Phillips 
Park, said building to be so located as to interfere as little as pos- 
sible with the use for recreational or athletic purposes of any part 
of the park area then so used, and appropriate money therefor or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Park 
Commissioners. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to; authorize and direct 
the Board of Selectmen to take the necessary steps to have the 
Town Meeting Member Act, so-called, amended so as to permit the 
Moderator to appoint the members of the Finance Committee with- 
out restrictions as to precincts and such other changes as may be 
deemed necessary; or vote to authorize and direct the Moderator 
to appoint a committee to study this subject matter and make a re- 
port on the same to a subsequent Town Meeting, or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Board of Selectmen to sell to the Lynn Gas and Electric Com- 
pany a duct bank, so-called, together with the manholes incidental 
thereto, located under Humphrey Street and to authorize said Board 
to execute and deliver all necessary deeds and intruments therefor 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to rezone the property 
located at 69 Essex Street from a residential zone to a business 
zone, or take any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by Fred- 
erick J. Hay, et al. 

Article 10. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town 
to raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of 
money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Se- 
lectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in at least 
two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the town and 
at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-eighth day of February, 
A.D., 1941. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

WAYNE ANDERSON, Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Saturday, 
March 1, 1941 the posting of said notices being seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, April 1, 1941 

In accordance with the adjournment on Tuesday, March 11, 
1941, the Town Meeting Members assembled at the Town Hall and 
were called to order at 7.45 P.M. by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator. 
There were 123 Town Meeting Members present. 

The new Town Meeting Members were sworn in by the Town 
Clerk. 

The warrant with the return thereon was read by the Town 
Clerk. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by Francis L. 
Smith, Chairman of said Committee. 

Voted: Article 1. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 2. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $300.00 be appropriated for the full settlement 
of the claim of Salvatore DeMoree against the Town of Swampscott. 

Voted Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $50.00 be appropriated for the settlement of the 
claim of James E. Connor of Swampscott against the Town of 
Swampscott. 

Voted: Article 4. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $100.00 for plans and 
specifications for a proposed locker and storage building at Jack- 
son Park. 

Voted: Article 5. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 7. That action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted: Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize and direct the Board of Selectmen to sell 
to the Lynn Gas and Electric Company for not less than $5,000.00 
a duct bank, so-called, together with the manholes incidental there- 



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to, located under Humphrey Street and to authorize said Board to 
execute and deliver all necessary deeds and instruments therefor. 

Voted: Article 9. To accept the report of the Planning Board 
that action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 10. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Dissolved at 8.20 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Tuesday, April 1, 1911 

In accordance with the adjournment of March 11, 1941, the 
Town Meeting Members assembled at the Town Hall, and were called 
to order at 8.20 P.M. by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator. Any Town 
Meeting Members that had not been previously sworn in were sworn 
by the Town Clerk. There were 123 Town Meeting members present. 

Voted that the reading of the records of the last meeting be 
omitted. 

Article 2. Voted to accept the report on the Essex Street Bridge 
and continue the same committee in office. 

Voted: Article 3. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
be and hereby is authorized to. borrow up to $600,000.00 from time 
to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1942, and to. issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given 
for a period of less than one year in accordance with Section 17, 
Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Voted: Article 4. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the salaries of elected town officials except that of the 
Town Treasurer be the same for 1941 as they were voted in 1940. 
Voted: Article 5. That reports be accepted and placed on file. 
Voted: Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 
Article 7. Voted to. consider this article item by item. 
Voted to accept the report of the Finance Committee and adopt 
their recommendations except for the following amendments: 
Selectmen Clerk, $1080.00. Total wages, $2,980.00. 
Selectmen's Contingent Fund. No appropriation. 
Town Hall, Assistant Janitor, $1456.00. Total 

wages, $3276.00. 
Sewer payroll, $5967.00. Total wages, $6577.00. 
Highway Clerk, $200.00 Total wages, $42,200.00. 
Old Age Assistance Clerk, $1092.00. Total wages, 
S1592.00. 

Soldiers' Relief. Others $6500.00 
State and Military Aid, $1200.00. 
Reserve Fund, $5000.00. 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Appropriations Total 



Moderator: 

Salary $100.00 $100.00 

Finance Committee, Others 450.00 450.00 

Town Meeting: 

Checkers 20.00 

Others 65.00 85.00 

Selectmen: 

Selectmen Salaries 1,500.00 

Secretary 400.00 

Clerk 1,080.00 2,980.00 

Others 560.00 560.00 

Selectmen's Contingent Fund WPA 

Salary of Sponsor's Agent 1,300.00 1,300.00 

Certifying Agent Expenses and Others 220.00 220.00 

Town Accountant: 

Salary 2,340.00 

Clerk's salary 1,092.00 

Clerk, half time 546.00 3,978.00 

Others 493.00 493.00 

Town Treasurer: 

Salary 1,800.00 

Clerk's salary 400.00 2,200.00 

Others 1,990.00 1,990.00 

Certification of Notes and Bonds Others 100.00 100.00 

Collector of Taxes: 

Salary 1,500.00 

Salary of Clerk 1,092.00 2,592.00 

Others 2,670.00 2,670.00 

Law 1,250.00 1,250.00 

Town Clerk: 

Salary 200.00 

Salary of clerk 1,092.00 

Elections 100.00 1,392.00 

Others 520.00 520.00 

Assessors: 

Salaries 1,800.00 

Assistant Assessor 200.00 

Secretary 50.00 

Clerical Service 1,600.00 3,650.00 

Others 1,100.00 1,100.00 

Election and Registration: 

Registrars' salaries 625.00 

Election officers' salaries 600.00 

Janitors' salaries 50.00 

Clerical 200.00 

Canvassers <■ 400.00 1,875.00 

Others 1,470.00 1,470.00 



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Appropriations Total 

Engineering: 

Salaries and Wages — Town Engineer 3,120.00 

Assistant Town Engineer 2,340.00 

Engineer's assistants 1,200.00 6,660.00 

Others 500.00 500.00 

Town Hall: 

Janitor 1,820.00 

Assistant Janitor 1,456.00 3,276.00 

Others 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Planning Board: 

Salary of clerk 50.00 50.00 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Board of Appeals: 

Salary of Clerk 50.00 50.00 

Others - 75.00 75.00 

Contributory Retirement Funds: 

Salary of Clerk 546.00 546.00 

Others 161.17 161.17 

Pension Accum. Fund 9,376.26 9,376.26 



PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 

Police: 

Chief $3,000.00 

Captain 2,500.00 

Sergeant 2,409.00 

Patrolmen (13) 28,155.35 

Special Police and Reserve 800.00 

Clerk 1,092.00 37,956.35 

Others 4,570.00 4,570.00 

Fire: 

Chief 3,000.00 

Deputy Chief , 2,750.00 

Captains (2) 5,000.00 

Privates (12) 26 2 280.0O 

Call Men 1,600.00 

Extra Labor 500.00 39,130.00 

Others 5,990.00 5,990.00 

Forest Warden: 

Salary Forest Warden 130.00 

Wages 200.00 

Clerical Services 25.00 355.00 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Constable 100.00 100.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures: 

Sealer 450.00 450.00 

Others 325.00 32500 



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Appropriations Total 

Inspector of Buildings: 

Inspector 1,000.00 

Assistant Inspector 50.00 1,050.00 

Others 100.00 100.00 

Inspector of Animals: 

Inspector 200.00 200.00 

Dog Officer: 

Officer 500.00 500.00 

Insurance 5,335,00 5,335.00 

Others 250.00 250.00 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health: 

Commissioners $500.00 

Health Officer 2,184.00 

Clerk 1,092.00 3,776.00 

Others 4,255.00 4,255.00 

Health Nurse: 

Salary 1,300.00 1,300.00 

Others 50.00 50.00 

Refuse and Garbage 13,000.00 13,000.00 

Dental Clinic: 

Dentist 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Others 150.00 150.00 

District Nurse 750.00 750.00 

Sewer: 

Commissioners 450.00 

Superintendent 

Engineers 5,967.00 

Clerk 

Secretary of Board 10.00 

Extra Labor . 150.00 6,577.00 

Others 3,170.00 3,170.00 

Brooks 500.00 500.00 

Emergency Sewer 300.00 300.00 

Particular Sewers 200.00 200.00 

CEMETERY 

Cemetery Wages: 

Superintendent $1,820.00 

Labor 4,000.00 $5,820.00 

Others 737,00 737.00 

The sum of $6,557.00 be transferred from Cemetery Lots Fund 
to the account of Cemetery Wages and Others and that $5,820 be 
used for Wages and $737.00 for Others as shown in above Budget. 



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Appropriations Total 
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 



Highway: 

Wages Surveyor $3,000.00 

Clerk 200.00 

Labor 39,000.00 42,200.00 

Others 31,882.28 31,882.28 

Lighting- Streets 26,000.00 26,000.00 

CHARITIES 

Public Welfare: 

Commissioners $350.00 

Secretary 150.00 

Executive Secretary 1,024.00 

Other Clerical Services 100.00 1,624.00 

Others 25,135.00 25,135.00 

Old Age Assistance: 

Commissioners 350.00 

Secretary and Settlement Clerk 150.00 

Clerk 1,092.00 1,592.00 

Others 38,500.00 38,500.00 

Soldier' Relief: Agent 300.00 300.00 

Others 6,500.00 6,500.00 

State and Military Aid 1,200.00 1,200.00 

Pensions and Compensation: 

Police 2,345.00 

Fire 300.00 

Highway 3,334.72 

Health 936.00 

Park 630.00 7,545.72 

Workmen's Compensation: 

Hanifey Case 520.00 

Slattery Case 936.00 1,456.00 



SCHOOLS 

Schools: 

Salaries, Wages and Others $199,200.00 $199,200.00 

Traveling Expense Outside State 100.00 100.00 

Library: 

Sarlaries, Librarian 2,000.00 

Children's Librarian 1,300.00 

Assistants 3,530.00 

Janitors 1,350.00 

Janitor's Assistants 50.00 8,230.00 

Others < 4,645.00 4,645.00 



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Appropriations Total 

ENTERPRISES 

Water Department: 

Wages, Commissioners $450.00 

Clerk 936.00 

Extra Clerical 400.00 

Superintendent 3,016.00 

Maintenance 4,638.00 

Relaying 1,000.00 10,440.00 

Others 50,497.00 50,497.00 

Emergency Water 5,000.00 5,000.00 

The item for water of $65,937.00 be taken from the receipts of 
the Water Department for the current year. 

PARKS 

Park Department: 

Wages, Superintendent $2,704.00 

Labor 11,926.00 

Other Wages 2,700.00 

Secretary 50.00 17,380.00 

Others 6,610.00 6,610.00 



UNCLASSIFIED 

Legion Lease $1,350.00 $1,350.00 

V. F. W. Lease 650.00 650.00 

Memorial Day 400.00 400.00 

Printing Town Reports 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Reserve Fund 5,000.00 5,000.00 



INTEREST, MATURING DEBT AND AGENCY 



Interest: General Debt: 

Inside Debt Limit $9,965.25 

Outside Debt Limit 4,540.00 

Sewer Loans 1,202.00 

Loans in Anticipation of Revenue .... 500.00 16,207.25 

Maturing Debt: General Debt: 

Inside Debt Limit 25,700.00 

Outside Debt Limit 17,000.00 

Sewer Loans 7,350.00 50,050.00 



Voted: Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize the Board of Assessors, the Board of 
Park Commissioners, and the Planning Board each, to appoint a 
member of such boards to. act as secretary thereof and to receive 
the sum of $50.00 each as compensation, as provided for in the 
budgets of said Boards, as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A, of 
the General Laws, Terc. Ed. 



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Voted: Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $400.00 be appropriated for the treatment of 
mosquito breeding places, to be expended under the direction of the 
Board of Health. 

Voted: Article 10. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 11. To. accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town vote to remove any or all of the car tracks now 
located in Swampscott and/or resurface the streets from which the 
said car tracks are removed; that the said work be done by the 
Highway Department under the supervision of the Surveyor of 
Highways, and that subject to the approval of the Department of 
Public Works and the County Commissioners of the County of Es- 
sex, the sum of $2,000.00 be appropriated therefor to. be expended 
by the town along with any moneys available to be supplied by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of Essex under 
the provisions of Chapter 90 of the General Laws. 

Voted: Article 12. To. accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 13. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 14. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize the Board of Public Welfare to ap- 
point one of its own members as Agent and Investigating Officer 
and fix the salary of said appointee at $1,200.00 per year, as pro- 
vided by Chapter 41, Section 4A, of the General Laws, Terc. Ed. 

Voted: Article 15. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize the Bureau of Old Age Assistance to 
appoint one of its own members as Agent and Investigating Officer 
and fix the salary of said appointee at $300.00 per year, as provided 
by Chapter 41, Section 4A, of the General Laws, Terc. Ed. 

Voted: Article 16. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,400.00 be appropriated to settle certain 
claims by the City of Boston for aid and support furnished to per- 
sons having a legal settlement in the Town of Swampscott. 

Voted: Article 17. To. accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $600.00 for the purchase 
of a one and one-half ton truck for the Park Department, under the 
provisions of Chapter 5 of the By-Laws. 

Voted: Article 18. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $300.00 to purchase play- 
ground equipment for Phillips Park. 



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Voted: Article 19. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $180.00 to erect a new 
flagpole at Abbott Park to replace the old pole. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of articles 20 and 21. 

Voted: Article 20. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 21. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That this article be referred to the Finance Committee for fur- 
ther consideration and report at the next Town Meeting. 

Voted: Article 22. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 23. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town purchase a compressor at a cost not to exceed 
$3,200.00 for use by the various departments of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, under the supervision of the Surveyor of Highways; as pro- 
vided for by Chapter 5 of the by-laws. 

Voted: Article 24. That the town purchase new street signs to 
be erected by W.P.A. and taken from W.P.A. Selectmen's Conting- 
ent Fund previously voted. 

Voted: Article 25. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 26. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $9,200.00 be transferred from the Water Avail- 
able Surplus account to lay an eight-inch water main (1800 ft.) 
from Vinnin Square, Loring Avenue, to the town line, and a ten- 
inch (1050 ft.) water main on Essex Street from the town line to 
the present six-inch line, said work to be done as a Works Progress 
Administration Project under the supervision of the Water and 
Sewerage Board. 

Voted: Article 27. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $3,450.00 be transferred from the Water Avail- 
able Surplus account to lay a six-inch water main in Worcester 
Avenue for a distance of 750 feet; that the said work to be done as 
a Works Progress Adminstration Project or the sum of $4,400.00 
be transferred from Water Available Surplus account if done by 
contract; as provided for under Chapter 5 of the By-Laws, under 
the supervision of the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Voted: Article 28. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $265.00 be transferred from the Water Avail- 
able Surplus account to lay a six-inch water main in Plymouth Ave- 
nue for a distance of 75 feet; that said work be done as a Works 
Progress Administration Project or the sum of $350.00 be trans- 
ferred from the Water Available Surplus account if done by con- 
tract, under the supervision of the Water and Sewerage Board. 



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Voted: Article 29. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 30. That the Water and Sewerage Board be au- 
thorized to purchase and install at the sewer pumping station two 
comminutors and incidental equipment, make all excavation, en- 
largement and additions necessary, in accordance with plans and 
specifications made by the Town Engineer and enter into a con- 
tract or contracts therefor and that the sum of $12,300.00 be ap- 
propriated for this purpose. 

Voted: Article 31. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 32. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $4,877.26 be transferred from the Common- 
wealth Avenue sewer account to replace the existing out-drain sew- 
er from Commonwealth Avenue to Humphrey Street, a distance of 
approximately 230 feet; as provided for under Chapter 5 of the By- 
Laws. 

Voted: Article 33. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $3,000.00 be appropriated to purchase and in- 
stall a 2000 gallon pump for the sewer pumping station under super- 
vision of the Water and Sewerage Board.; as provided for under 
Chapter 5 of the By-Laws. 

Voted: Article 34. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,422.85 be transferred from the Water Avail- 
able Surplus account to lay a ten-inch water main in Forest Avenue 
for a distance of about 250 feet; that the said work be done as a 
Works Progress Administration Project or the sum of $1,798.00 be 
transferred from the Water Available Surplus account if done by 
contract; as provided for under Chapter 5 of the By-Laws, under 
the supervision of the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Voted: Article 35. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,394.50 be transferred from the Water Avail- 
able Surplus account to lay a six-inch water main in Pine Hill Road 
for a distance of 600 feet; that said work be done as a Works Prog- 
ress Administration Project or the sum of $1,970.00 be transferred 
from the Water Available Surplus account if done by contract; as 
provided for under Chapter 5 of the By-Laws, under the supervis- 
ion of the Water and Sewerage Board. 

A ten-minute recess was vo.ted at 10.20 P.M. 

Upon re-convening it was unanimously voted to adjourn to 
Tuesday, April 8, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. at the Town Hall. 

Adjourned at 10.30 P.M. 
Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



April 5, 1941 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify in accordance with Chapter II, Section 2, of the 



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By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following ad was pub- 
lished in the Lynn Daily Evening Item and the Lynn Telegram- 
News on Saturday, April 5, 1941. 

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, TUES- 
DAY, APRIL 8, 1941 AT 3 P.M. 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott that the adjourned 
annual town meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8, 1941 at 8 P.M. 
at the Town Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members 
on April 5, 1941: 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special and annual town meetings will be held Tuesday, April 8, 
1941 at 8.00 P.M. at the Town Hall." 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



April 8, 1941 

At 7.30 P.M. on the above date, the members from Precinct 
One met and duly elected Woodbury L. Rodrick, 145 Stetson Ave- 
nue and William F. Durgin, Jr., 29 Jessie Street, to fill the existing 
vacancies in that precinct. Henry A. Sadler presided as Chairman 
and Wayne Anderson as Secretary. 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Tuesday, April 8, 1941 

In accordance with the adjournment of April 1, 1941, the Town 
Meeting Members assembled at the Town Hall, and were called to 
order at 8.00 P.M. by John R. Hurlburt, Moderator. Any Town 
Meeting members that had not been previously sworn in were sworn 
by the Town Clerk. There were 102 Town Meeting members pres- 
ent at the opening of the meeting. 

It was voted to dispense with the reading of the records of the 
previous meeting. 

Voted: Article 36. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $200.00 for the purpose 
of clearing the public ways of the Town of Swampscott of ragweed 
and/or other obnoxious weeds under the direction of the Surveyor 
of Highways. 



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Voted: Article 37. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That upon receiving proper approval from the Commissioner 
of Corporations and Taxation there be transferred from the Excess 
and Deficiency Fund of the town to the account of Current Revenue 
to. be used and applied by the Board of Assessors in reduction of the 
tax levy, such sum as the Board of Assessors may deem available. 

Voted: Article 38. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 39. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 40. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 41. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town vote to resurface Magnolia Road and that the 
sum of $350.00 be appropriated therefor and that said work be done 
under the supervision of the Surveyor of Highways. 

Voted: Article 42. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 43. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 44. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell, or oth- 
erwise dispose of the hay scales, so-called, and to authorize the said 
Board to execute and to deliver all necessary deeds and other instru- 
ments necessary therefor. 

Voted: Article 45. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 46. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 47. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $50.00 to defray the ex- 
penses of the Workmen's Compensation Agent for 1940. 

Voted: Article 48. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town vote to appropriate the sum of $100.00 to coyer 
the expenses of obtaining an easement from the Boston & Maine 
Railroad Company covering certain land under bridge structure No. 
14.08 (old No. 135). 

Voted: Article 49. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. Report 
was also submitted by the Planning Board. 



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Voted to dispense with the reading of Article 50. 

Voted: Article 50. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 51. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for the purchase 
of a 1941 police ambulance for the use of the Police Department, 
under the provisions of Chapter 5 of the by-laws. 

Voted: Article 52. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the purchase 
of two 1941 two-door police cars, for use of the Police Department, 
under the provisions of Chapter 5 of the By-laws. 

Voted: Article 53. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,100.00 be appropriated to install new fire 
alarm systems in the Clarke and Machon Schools as provided for 
by Chapter 5 of the by-laws, under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

Voted: Article 54. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the use of 
the Works Progress Administration recreational project for the pur- 
chase or hire of materials, supplies or equipment. 

Voted: Article 55. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $500.00 for the proper 
observance of the Fourth of July. 

Voted: Article 56. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $400.00 for the proper 
observance of Armistice Day. 

Voted: Article 57. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,232.82 be transferred from the Selectmen's 
Contingent Fund W.P.A. Projects, and that an additional sum of 
$1,000.00 be appropriated to be expended as the town's proportion- 
ate share for purchase and hire of the necessary equipment, ma- 
terials, and supplies for such Federal Projects as the Board of Se- 
lectmen may sponsor. 

Voted: Article 58. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town carry on a sidewalk construction program under 
the supervision of the Surveyor of Highways and that said Survey- 
or of Highways be authorized to purchase and hire the necessary 
equipment, materials, and supplies therefor; and the Surveyor of 
Highways is hereby authorized to advertise for bids for materials, 
equipment and necessary supplies therefor; and provided for by 
Chapter 5 of the by-laws; and that the said work be done as a Works 
Progress Administration Project under the supervision of the said 
Surveyor of Highways; that_Jthe new sidewalk construction be done 
under the Continuous Sidewalk Act. As there is about $2,143.38 
still left from the 1940 appropriation, We Recommend an addition- 
al sum of $2,856.62 be appropriated. 



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Voted: Article 59. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 60. To accept the report of the Finance Co.mmit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $300.00 be appropriated to make the necessary 
repairs to the Phillips Beach Engine House and the said work be 
done under the supervision of the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Voted: Article 61. To; accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $2,500.00 be appropriated to finish the repair 
work at the Central Engine House and that said work be done under 
the supervision of the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Voted: Article 62. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 63. That the town appoint four permanent 
men to the Fire Department, and that the sum of $4,800.00 be ap- 
propriated therefor for the salaries of the said men from May 1, 
1941 to December 31, 1941. 

Voted: Article 64. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 65. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town authorize the purchase of necessary equipment 
for the Fire Department under the three year plan and appropriate 
the sum of $300.00 therefor. 

Voted: Article 66. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 67. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 68. To accept the report of the Planning Board 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 69. To accept the -report of the Planning Board 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 70. That action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted: Article 71. That action on this article be laid on the 
table. 

Voted: Article 72. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town appropriate the sum of $2,850.00 to the account 
of Highway Wages, in addition to the amount heretofore appro- 
priated to said account, in order that the wages of the regular and 
permanent employees of the Highway Department may be estab- 
lished in accordance with law at $5.50 per day, to take effect April 
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Voted to dispense with the reading of Article 73. 

Voted: Article 73. To accept the report of the Planning Board 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 74. That action on this article be indefinitely 
postponed. 

Voted to dispense with the reading of Article 75. 

Voted: Article 75. To accept the report of the Planning Board 
and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 76. To. accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the town vote to accept Lexington Circle, so-called, as a 
public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with 
plans drawn by W. W. Pratt, Town Engineer. 

Voted: Article 77. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That subject to. the approval of the Commissioner of Corpora- 
tions and Taxation the amount of $5,000.00 received from the sale 
of the duct bank, so-called, located under Humphrey Street be used 
and applied by the assessors in reduction of the tax levy for the 
fiscal year 1941. 

Dissolved at 9.01 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



May 1, 1941 

Notice was received on the above date from Earle E. Jenkins 
that he had moved from Swampscott and would not be eligible to 
serve as a Town Meeting Member from Precinct 2. 



June 1, 1941 

Notice was received on the above date from the Board of Se- 
lectmen that C. Glover Bowes was unanimously reappointed to the 
Board of Appeals for a three-year term. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, July 1, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in the said 
County, Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 

hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 



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scott, qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble 
in the Town Hall in said Swampscott on Tuesday, the first day of 
July, 1941 at 7.30 P.M., then and there to act on the following art- 
icles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase, 
gift, lending or otherwise, fire hose, pumps, vehicles, tools, machin- 
ery, apparatus, equipment and supplies, for the fighting of fires 
and the protection of life and property in emergencies, and to ap- 
propriate money therefor, as petitioned for by Frances B. Hughes 
et al. 

Article 2. To see if the town will appoint or cause to be appoint- 
ed a committee to acquire or have charge of acquiring for the town 
any of the things mentioned in the foregoing article, as petitioned 
for by Frances B. Hughes et al. 

Article 3. To see if the town will authorize the Chief of the 
Fire Department to permit the use of volunteers in the fighting of 
fires and the protection of life and property in emergencies, as pe- 
titioned for by Frances B. Hughes et al. 

Article 4. To raise by borrowing, appropriation transfer or 
otherwise, in any way in which the town may lawfully raise money, 
such sums as may be determined for the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of the. articles in this warrant, as petitioned for by 
Frances B. Hughes et al. 

Article 5. To see what action the town will take relative to 
the payment of unpaid bills which were contracted for prior to 
January 1, 1941, and to raise by borrowing, appropriation, trans- 
fer or otherwise, a sum of money to pay the same or take any ac- 
tion relative thereto. Sponsored by the Town Accountant. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by appropriation, transfer or otherwise for the account of Select- 
men Others, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to amend the zoning 
by-laws by adding the following described land to that area on the 
official zoning map of the town marked black, or in any other way, 
so that the same may be used for the erection thereon of a green- 
house and carrying on a greenhouse and florist business. 

Beginning at the Easterly corner of said premises on Hum- 
phrey Street; thence running Northerly in two courses by land now 
or formerly of Redfern 43.14 and 38.61 feet; thence running Wester- 
ly in two; couses by land now or formerly of Burke 62.25 and 32 
feet; thence running Westerly by Blaney Circle 19 feet; thence run- 
ning Southerly by land now or formerly of E. H. Blood 44.6 feet; 
thence running Southeasterly by land now or formerly of Foster 
and others 41.2 and 60 feet; thence running Easterly by Humphrey 
Street 56.82 feet to the point of beginning. Be all of said measure- 
ment more or less or however otherwise bounded and described, 
as requested for by Harold F. Carlson and R. E. Blood. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise by borrowing, 
appropriation, transfer or otherwise a sum of money for the ac- 
count of the Fire Department Others, or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 9. To see if the town will vote to accept and allow the 
alterations of a portion of Puritan Road on the Easterly side there- 
of, and of Atlantic Avenue on the Southerly side thereof, as made 
by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance with plans drawn by W. 
W. Pratt, Town Engineer, entitled proposed widening of Atlantic 
Avenue, and Puritan Road intersection and dated June 18, 1941 
and authorize and direct the Board of Selectmen to take by em- 
inent domain, acquire by purchase or otherwise, for the purpose 
of a public way, a fee in the following described parcel or parcels 
of land included in said alteration, and raise and appropriate by 
borrowing, transfer or otherwise, in any way in which the town 
may lawfully raise money, a sum of money for the payment of land 
damages or for the purchase price of said land, and for the con- 
struction of said alteration; or take any action relative thereto. 

Parcel 1. Beginning at a stone bound set at the point of curve 
on the Easterly line of Puritan Road; thence curving to the right 
with a radius of 73.11 feet for a distance of 74.29 feet; thence N 
33-11-20E for a distance of 78.15 to a stone bound set on the South- 
erly line of Atlantic Avenue; thence S 48-53-20E by land of Louis 
and Beatrice Zaiger for a distance of 10.68 feet to. the new Souther- 
ly line of Atlantic Avenue; thence S 40-06-40W by said new South- 
erly line of Atlantic Avenue for a distance of 71.60 feet; thence 
curving to the left with a radius of 69.82 feet for a distance of 
79.37 feet to the point of beginning. The above parcel contains 
512 square feet. 

Parcel 2. Beginning at a stone bound set at the angle of the 
Southerly line of Atlantic Avenue; thence N 43-26-10E for a distance 
of 184.18 feet to the new Southerly line of Atlantic Avenue; thence 
by said new Southerly line of Atlantic Avenue for a distance of 
183.87 feet to land of Anne J. Mel en; thence by land of Anne J. 
Melen N 48-53-20W for a distance of 10.68 feet to the point of 
beginning. The above parcel contains 982 square feet. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 10. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town 
to raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of 
money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in at least 
two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the Town and 
at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the Town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of June, A.D., 1941. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

WAYNE ANDERSON, Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Saturday, 
June 21, A.D., 1941, the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



Tuesday, July 1, 1941 
There being no quorum present, the special town meeting was 
adjourned to Tuesday, July 15, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



July 12, 1941 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify in accordance with Chapter II, Section 2, of 
the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following ad was pub- 
lished in the Lynn Daily Evening Item and the Lynn Telegram News 
on Saturday, July 12, 1941. 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

Notice of Adjourned Special Town Meeting. TUESDAY, July 15, 

1941 at 8.00 PJM. 

To the Town Meeting Members: 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special town meeting will be held TUESDAY, July 15, 1941 at 8.00 
P.M. at the Town Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting members 
on Julv 11, 1941: 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special town meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15, 1941 at 8.00 
P.M. at the Town Hall." 

Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



Tuesday, July 15, 1941 

There being no quorum present, the special adjourned town 
meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, September 9, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



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September 6, 1941 
I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify, in accordance with Chapter II "B" Section 2, 
of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following ad was 
published in the Lynn Daily Evening- Item and the Lynn Telegram- 
News on Saturday, September 6, 1941. 

SWAMPSCOTT, MASS. 

September 2, 1941. 

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, TUES- 
DAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1941, AT 8.00 P.M. 
To the Town Meeting Members: 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special town meeting will be held Tuesday September 9, 1941 at 8.00 
P.M. at the Town Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members 
on September 2, 1941: 

"Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the adjourned 
special town meeting will be held Tuesday, September 9, 1941 at 
8.00 P.M. at the Town Hall." 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, September 9, 1941 

Essex ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in the said 
County, Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to, vote in elections and in town affairs to assemble 
in the Town Hall in said Swampscott on Tuesday, the ninth day 
of September, 1941 at 7.45 P.M., then and there to act on the follow- 
ing articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to take such action as 
may be necessary to establish a permanent water system in the 
Foster Dam section, as petitioned for by Curtis H. Bartlett et al. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to transfer from the 
Estimated Receipts of the town to the Police Department Others 
the sum of $426.00 for the purchase of a 1941 Plymouth coupe; said 
sum of money having been paid to the town by the Mass. Bonding 
& Insurance Co. in settlement for damages to a 1941 Plymouth 
coupe owned by the Police Department. Recommended by the Chief 
of Police and sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Board of Park Commissioners to take a fee in the land here- 
inafter described, by eminent domain, the same to be held and 
used for Park purposes, and appropriate money therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto; viz.: 



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Beginning at the Southeast corner of lot "A" as shown on a 
plan of "Progress Park" and drawn by Charles W. Gay and dated 
November 30, 1914; thence curving to the left with a radius three 
hundred eighty-five and two hundredths feet (385.02) along the 
Westerly line of "The Greenway" for distance of sixty-nine and 
forty hundredths feet (69.40) to the Southeast corner of Lot No. 
7; thence Southwest by Lot No. 7 for a distance of twenty-nine and 
seventy hundredths feet (29.70), thence Northeast by Lot No. 7 for 
a distance of eight and twenty hundredths feet (8.20); thence South- 
west by land of the Town of Swampscott for a distance of twenty- 
one feet (21.00); thence Southeast by land of the Town of Swamp- 
scott for a distance of seventy-seven and sixty hundredths feet 
(77.60) to the point of beginning. 

The above described parcel being lot "A" as shown on a plan 
of "Progress Park" drawn by Charles W. Gay and dated Novem- 
ber 30, 1914, and contains about 1997 square feet. 

Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Board of Park Commissioners to take a fee in the land here- 
inafter described, by eminent domain, the same to be held and used 
for Park purposes, and appropriate money therefor, or take any 
action relative thereto; viz.: 

Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 11 as shown on a plan 
of "Progress Park" and drawn by Charles W. Gay, dated Novem- 
ber 30, 1914. Said point of beginning being about four hundred 
and twenty-nine feet West of the Westerly line of Essex Street; 
thence Westerly by a private way known as "The Greenway" and 
land of Estella G. Richardson, Henry R. Shea, Louis W. Holden, 
Almy Trust and Edith P. Brown, for a distance of three hundred 
feet (300.00) to the Northwest corner of Lot 16; thence Southerly 
by Lot 17, by land of Shirley M. Brewer and land of Edith P. Brown, 
for a distance of one hundred six and fifty-nine hundredths feet 
(106.59) to land of the Town of Swampscott, known as Jackson 
Park; thence Easterly by Jackson Park and land of Edith P. Brown, 
Almy Trust, Louis W. Holden for a distance of three hundred one 
and eighty-one hundredths feet (301.81); thence Northerly by Lot 
10, owned by Louis W. Holden and land of Estella G. Richardson, 
for a distance of one hundred and seventy-eight hundredths feet 
(100.78), to the point of beginning. 

The above description bounds lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 in- 
clusive and contains an area of about 31,290 square feet as shown 
on a plan of "Progress Park" and drawn by Charles W. Gay and 
dated November 30, 1914. 

Sponsored by the Board of Park Commissioners. 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to raise by appropria- 
tion, transfer or otherwise a sum of money to be spent under the 
supervision of the Board of Fire Engineers for the purpose of re- 
pairing and painting on the outside the Phillips Beach Fire Engine 
Station. Recommended by the Chief of the Fire Department and 
sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise by borrowing, 
appropriation, transfer or otherwise a sum of money for the re- 
pair and improvement of the pumper, so-called, of the Fire Depart- 
ment, now undergoing said repairs at Quincy, Massachusetts, or 
take any action relative thereto. Recommended by the Chief of the 
Fire Department and sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 7. To see if the town will vote to have the Town Hall 
painted on the outside thereof, and raise a sum of money therefor 
by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or otherwise, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to repair and resurface 
Devens Road for its entire distance and raise a sum of money there- 
for by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or otherwise, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to transfer a sum of 
money from the Excess and Deficiency Fund of the town to the ac- 
count of Fire Department Wages, or take any action relative there- 
to. Recommended by the Chief of the Fire Department and spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to, pay the regularly 
employed laborers in the Cemetery Department at the rate of $5.50 
per day, said rate to be effective from April 1, 1941 and transfer a 
sum of money therefor from the Cemetery Lots Fund to the account 
of Cemetery Wages, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Superintendent of Cemetery. 

Article 11. To see if the town will appropriate or raise by 
transfer or otherwise a sum of money for repairs on the furnace 
in the Andrew Memorial Chapel at the Swampscott Cemetery, or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by Superintendent of 
Cemetery. 

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise by transfer 
or otherwise a sum of money for the payment of unpaid bills con- 
tracted prior to January 1, 1941, and remaining unpaid at the time 
of closing the bo.oks for the year 1940, according to the records of 
the Town Accountant, or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Town Accountant. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or otherwise for the purpose 
of paying amounts due to the City of Lynn and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts for aid and support rendered to persons having a 
settlement in the Town of Swampscott, or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Schools, the same to be 
used for the current expenses of the School Department, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the School Committee. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Scho.ols for the purpose 
of repairing and retubing a boiler in the High School, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the School Committee. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Schools for the purpose 
of increasing the salaries of the janitors of the public schools, or 
take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the School Commit- 
tee. 

Article 17. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town 
to raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of 
money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. 



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[Dec. 31 



And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in at least two 
public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the town and at 
or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-eighth day of August, A.D., 
1941. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, Constable. 



RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Wednesday, 
August 27, A.D. 1941 the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



Tuesday, September 9, 1941 
There being no quorum present, the special town meeting was 

adjourned to Tuesday, October 7, 1941 at 7.45 P.M. 

There being no quorum present, the special adjourned town 

meeting was adjourned to Tuesday, October 7, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



October 6, 1941 

I, Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Town Clerk of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, hereby certify, in accordance with Chapter II "B" Section 2, 
of the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott, the following ad was 
published in the Lynn Daily Evening Item on Saturday, October 
4, 1941 and in the Lynn Telegram-News on Sunday, October 5, 1941. 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 



NOTICE OF ADJOURNED SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO BE 
HELD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1941 at 7.45 and 8.00 P.M. 



To the Town Meeting Members: 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the special 



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town meeting originally called for Tuesday, July 1st will be held 
Tuesday, October 7, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. and the special town meet- 
ing originally called for Tuesday, September 9, will be held Tues- 
day, October 7, 1941, at 7.45 P.M. at the Town Hall. 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 

and the following notice was mailed to the Town Meeting Members 
on September 30, 1941: 

''Notice is hereby given in accordance with Chapter II "B" Sec- 
tion 2 of the by-laws of the Town of Swampscott, that the special 
town meeting originally called for Tuesday, July 1st will be held 
Tuesday, October 7, 1941 at 8.00 P.M. and the special town meet- 
ing originally called for Tuesday, September 9, will be held Tues- 
day, October 7, 1941, at 7.45 P.M. at the Town Hall." 

Attest : 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, October 7, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in the said 
County, Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble 
in the Town Hall in said Swampscott on Tuesday, the seventh day 
of October, 1941 at 7.30 P.M., then and there to act on the following 
articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Public Library Salaries 
for the purpose of increasing the salary of the janitor of the Public 
Library, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board 
of Library Trustees. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to. raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Printing Town Reports 
for the purpose of purchasing such quantities of paper as may be 
necessary for the preparation and printing of the Annual Town 
Report for 1941, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Town Hall Salaries and 
Wages for the purpose of increasing the salaries of the janitor and 
assistant janitor of the Town Hall, or take any action relative there- 
to. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 4. To see if the town will vote to raise a sum of money 
by transfer or otherwise to the account of Reserve Fund, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Finance Committee. 

Article 5. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or otherwise, 
under any general or special law which authorizes the town to raise 
money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of money as 
may be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned in the 
foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in at least two 
public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the town and at 
or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fifth day of September, A.D., 
1941. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, Constable. 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within warrant to be directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices, at least two public and 
conspicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the im- 
mediate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Monday, 
September 29, A.D. 1941 the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



Tuesday, October 7, 1941 
There being no quorum present, the special town meetings of 
July 1, September 9 and October 7, 1941 were adjourned to the ad- 
journed annual town meeting of 1942. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Tuesday, December 30, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables in the Town of Swampscott, in the said 
County, Greeting: 
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble 
in the Town Hall in said Swampscott on Tuesday, the thirtieth day 
of December, 1941 at 7.30 P.M., then and there to act on the fol- 
lowing articles, viz.: 

Article 1. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase, 
gift, lending or otherwise, fire hose, pumps, vehicles, tools, machin- 
ery, apparatus, equipment and supplies, for the fighting of fires and 
the protection of life and property in emergencies, and to appro- 
priate money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 2. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, equipment, uniforms and supplies for auxiliary fire 



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and police departments, air raid wardens, first aid squads, and oth- 
er essential units of defense and to appropriate money therefor. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, uniforms, supplies and equipment for the Swampscott 
Unit, Massachusetts State Guard Reserve and to appropriate money 
therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 4. To; see what action the town will take to provide 
for such other means as may be necessary in the national emergen- 
cy for the protection of persons and property in the Town of 
Swampscott; and to appropriate money therefor. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. So see if the town will appoint or cause to be ap- 
pointed a committee to acquire or have charge of acquiring for the 
town any of the things mentioned in the foregoing articles, or take 
any action relative to the subject matter of said articles, and to 
appropriate money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To raise by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or 
otherwise, in any way in which the town may lawfully raise money, 
such sums as may be determined for the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of any or all of the preceding articles in this, war- 
rant. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see what action the town will take relative to 
the payment of unpaid bills which were contracted prior to January 
1, 1941, and to raise by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or oth- 
erwise, a sum of money to pay the same or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 8. To see what action the town will take relative to. the 
payment of unpaid bills which were contracted subsequent to Jan- 
uary 1, 1941, and to raise by borrowing, appropriation, transfer or 
otherwise, a sum of money to pay the same or take any action rel- 
ative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 9. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town 
to raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of 
money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes mentioned 
in the foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in at least 
two public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the Town and 
at or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of meeting 
aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this eighteenth day of December, A.D., 
1941. 



JAMES W. BUCHANAN. 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 



Selectmen of Swampscott. 



A true copy. Attest. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 



Constable. 



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RETURN ON THE WARRANT 

Pursuant to - the within warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the legal voters of Swampscott, by posting attested copies of said 
warrant at the Town Hall, Post Offices at least two public and con- 
spicuous places in each precinct in the town, and at or in the imme- 
diate vicinity of each railroad station in Swampscott on Friday, 
December 19, A.D. 1941, the posting of said notices being seven days 
before the time of said meeting. 

WAYNE ANDERSON, 

Constable. 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

Tuesday, December 30, 1941 

In accordance with the warrant the town meeting members as- 
sembled at the Town Hall, and were called to order by the Mod- 
erator, John R. Hurlburt, at 7.40 P.M., the necessary quorum being 
present (116). 

The warrant with the return thereon was read by Malcolm F. 
MacLean, Jr. Town Clerk. 

The report of the Finance Committee was read by Francis L. 
Smith, Chairman. 

Voted: Article 1. That the sum of $14,370 be appropriated for 
the purpose of protecting life and property in emergencies and that 
the same be raised by transfer from available funds in the Treasury 
to the account of Public Safety; and that the same be expended by 
the Board of Selectmen for the following departments: 



School Department $300.00 

Fire Department 11,320.00 

Police Department 2,750.00 



Total $14,370.00 



Voted: Article 2. That the sum of $7,046.00 be appropriated and 
that the same be raised by transfer from available funds in the 
Treasury to the account of Emergency Civilian Defense; the same 
to be expended by the Board of Selectmen for the following pur- 
poses: 



Auxiliary Police $2,050.00 

Gas Protection and Decontamination 

Squad 1,700.00 

Highway Department 500.00 

Medical Supplies 750.00 

Communications 546.00 

General expenses of Civilian Defense 1,500.00 



Total $7,046.00 



Voted: Article 3. That the sum of $3,200.00 be appropriated 
and that the same be raised by transfer from available funds in the 
Treasury to the account of Massachusetts State Guard Reserve; 
the same to be expended by the Board of Selectmen for the purpose 
of obtaining uniforms, supplies and equipment for the Swampscott 
Unit of the Massachusetts State Guard Reserve. 



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Voted: Article 4. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 5. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 6. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted: Article 7. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $1,010.16 be appropriated and raised by trans- 
fer from available funds in the Treasury to the account of 1940 
Unpaid Bills; and that the same be used to. pay unpaid bills con- 
tracted for prior to January 1, 1941, and chargeable to the follow- 
ing departments in the amounts as stated: 



Town Hall $41.79 

Police Department 74.15 

Fire Department 888.22 

Dog Officer 6.00 



$1,010.16 

Unanimous. 



Voted: Article 8. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That the sum of $2,952.66 be appropriated and that the same 
be raised by transfer from available funds in the Treasury to. the 
accounts, and in the amounts, as hereinafter stated, the same to be 
used for the payment of unpaid bills contracted during the year 



1941:— 

Board of Public Welfare $540.26 

Cemetery Others 20.75 

Engineering Others 50.00 

Town Hall Others 60.00 

Street Lighting 2,200.00 

Town Meeting 16.50 

Fire Department Others 65.15 



Total $2,952.66 



and that the further sum of $400.00 be transferred from the account 
of Police Department Wages to Police Department Others and that 
the further sum of $902.03 be transferred from the following ac- 
counts to the accounts of Fire Department Others: 



Repairs to Central Fire Station $389.40 

Central Fire Station Heating 118.65 

Fire Department Wages 393.98 



Total $902.03 



Voted: Article 9. To accept the report of the Finance Commit- 
tee and adopt their recommendations as follows: 

That action on this article be indefinitelv postponed. 
Dissolved at 8.35 P.M. 
Attest: 

MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Town Clerk. 



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[Dec. 31 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTS 
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 



March 14, 1941. 

To the Board of Selectmen 

Mr. James W. Buchanan, Chairman 
Swampscott, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the to.wn of Swampscott for the year ending December 31, 
1940, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, General 
Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. Herman B. 
Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

Director of Accounts. 

TNW:MC 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 
Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Swampscott for the year ending December 
31, 1940, and report thereon as follows: 

The records of financial transactions of the several departments 
receiving or disbursing money for the town or committing bills for 
collection, were examined and verified by a comparison with the 
books and records of the treasurer and the town accountant. 

The books and accounts kept by the town accountant were ex- 
amined and checked in detail. The general and appropriation ledger 
accounts were analyzed and proved. The recorded receipts were 
compared with the treasurer's cash book, while the payments, as 
entered, were checked with the treasurer's cash book and with the 
treasury warrants. The appropriations, as recorded on the ledger, 
were checked with the town clerk's records of town meetings. A 
trial balance was taken off proving the ledger to be in balance, and 
a balance sheet, showing the financial condition of the town on De- 
cember 31, 1940, was prepared and is appended to this report. 

The books and records of the town treasurer were examined and 
checked in detail. The recorded receipts were compared with the 
records in the several departments collecting money for the town 
and with other sources from which money was paid into the town 
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The disbursements were checked with the selectmen's warrants 
authorizing- the treasurer to disburse town funds and with the town 
accountant's books. The cash book was footed, and the cash balance 
on January 31, 1941, was proved by reconciliation of the bank bal- 
ances with statements furnished by the banks in which town funds 
are deposited and by actual count of the cash in office. 

The payments of maturing debt and interest were checked with 
the amounts falling due and with the cancelled securities and cou- 
pons on file. 

The savings bank books representing the investment of the 
trust and investment funds in the custody of the town treasurer 
were examined. The income was proved and all transactions were 
verified. 

The securities and savings bank books representing the invest- 
ment of the municipal contributory retirement funds were personally 
examined. The receipts and disbursements were checked and the 
cash balance on January 31, 1941, was proved. 

The tax titles taken by the town on account of unpaid taxes 
and assessments were examined and the amounts added to the tax 
title account were compared with the collector's records. The re- 
demptions of tax titles, as reported, were checked with the receipts 
as recorded on the treasurer's and the auditor's books, and the out- 
standing tax titles were listed, proved, and checked with the records 
at the Registry of Deeds. 

The books and accounts of the town collector were examined 
and checked in detail. The taxes and assessments outstanding ac- 
cording to the previous examination were audited, and all subse- 
quent commitments were proved to the warrants issued for their 
collection. The recorded receipts were checked with the payments to 
the treasurer and with the auditor's books, the abatements as re- 
corded were compared with the assessors' record of abatements 
granted, and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled 
with the town accountant's ledger. 

The commitments of departmental and water accounts were ex- 
amined and checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
payments to the treasurer and with the town accountant's books, 
the abatements as recorded were compared with the records in the 
departments authorized to grant abatements, and the outstanding 
accounts were listed and reconciled with the town accountant's 
books. 

Verification of the correctness of the outstanding tax, assess- 
ment, departmental, and water accounts was obtained by mailing 
notices to a number of persons whose names appeared on the books 
as owing money to the town, the replies received thereto indicating 
that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The recorded receipts from licenses and permits issued by the 
selectmen were checked with the records of applications on file, and 
the payments to the treasurer were verified by comparison with 
the treasurer's and the town accountant's books. 

The recorded receipts of the town clerk on account of sporting 
and dog licenses were examined and checked in detail, the payments 
to the State and to the town treasurer being verified. 

The surety bonds of the town officials required by law to fur- 
nish them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

In addition to the departments mentioned, the recorded receipts 
of the sealer of weights and measures, the building and plumbing 
inspectors, and the police, health, school and library departments 
were examined and checked in detail, the payments to the town 
treasurer being compared with the treasurer's and the town accoun- 
tant's books. 



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There are appended to this report, in addition to the balance 
sheet, tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, sum- 
maries of the tax, assessment, tax title, departmental, and water 
accounts, as well as tables showing the condition and transactions 
of the trust and retirement funds. 

During the progress of the audit, co-operation was received 
from all own officials, for which, on behalf of my assistants and 
for myself, I wish to express appreciation. 



The Board of Assessors submits the following report for the 
year 1941: 

The property in the town assessed by the local assessors Jan- 
uary 1, 1941 amounted to $23,978,126.00 an increase over the pre- 
vious year (1940) of $109,524. 

The real estate valuation January 1, 1941 was $22,725,360.00 an 
increase over the previous year (1940) of $60,789.00 The valuation 
of personal estate assessed by the local assessors January 1, 1941 
was $1,252,566.00 an increase over the previous year (1940) of 
$48,735.00. 

There was charged on the excise tax on automobiles for the 
year 1941 $52,379.43 an increase over the previous year (1940) of 
$8,127.55. 

The following tables show how the assessors arrived at the tax 
rate: 



Respectfully submitted, 

HERMAN B. DINE, 
Assistant Director of Accounts. 



HBD:MC 



Board of Assessors 



Liabilities, Town of Swampscott, 1941 



*STATE ASSESSMENTS: 
State Tax 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 
Veterans Exemption 
Charles River Basin 
Metropolitan Parks 
Nantasket Beach Maintenance 
Boulevards 

Metropolitan Planning Division 
Metropolitan Water 
Canterbury Street Highway 
State Assessment Deficit 1940 



$60,060.00 
604.83 



31.68 
34,594.86 
.23 
21.34 



2,062.41 
4,613.22 
468.07 
906.90 



49.26 



TOTAL STATE ASSESSMENTS 



$103,412.80 



COUNTY ASSESSMENTS: 
* County Tax 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment 



38,088.03 
10,051.71 



TOTAL COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 



48,139.74 



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TOWN APPROPRIATIONS: 

(a) To be raised by Taxation 758,444.79 

(b) To be taken from available funds 41,294.19 



TOTAL TOWN APPROPRIATIONS 799,738.98 



OVERLAY DEFICITS: 

1939 531.53 

1940 1,125.17 



1,656.70 

OVERLAY 1941 8,000.00 



TOTAL LIABILITIES $960,948.22 



Assets 

Property Tax, valuation $23,978,126 @ $27.00 per $1,000 $647,389.15 

Available Funds 41,294.19 

Overestimates 1940 28.16 

Estimated Receipts (State Accounts) 110,126.53 

Estimated Receipts (Town Accounts) 154,842.19 

Poll Taxes 7,268.00 



TOTAL ASSETS $960,948.22 



* Tax levied by the State and County. 



Estimated Receipts (Town) 



Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 


$40,183.44 


Licenses 


4,624.00 


Fines 


163.00 


Special Assessments 


6,927.00 


General Government 


745.00 


Protection Persons and Property 


51.00 


Health and Sanitation 


417.00 


Charities (Other than Federal Grants) 


8,795.12 


Old Age Assistance (Other than Federal 
Grants) 




13,945.63 


Soldiers' Benefits 


781.00 


Schools 


1,293.00 


Libraries 


775.00 


Recreation 


365.00 


Water 


65,937.00 


Cemeteries 


207.00 


Interest on Taxes 


4,633.00 


Lynn Gas & Electric Company 




(Sale Humphrey Street Duct) 


5,000.00 



$154,842.19 



Estimated Receipts (State) 

Income Tax 
Corporation Taxes 
Gasolene Tax 

$110,126.53 



$70,637.22 
6,818.06 
32,671.25 



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Table of Aggregates (1941) 

Number of persons, partnerships and corporations as- 
sessed on property 3,451 
Number of polls assessed 3,634 
Value of Assessed Personal Estate $1,252,566.00 
Value of Assessed Real Estate $22,725,560.00 
Value of Buildings $16,036,955.00 
Value of Land 6,688,605.00 
Tax Rate per $1,000 27.00 
Number of Horses Assessed 4 
Number of Acres of Land Assessed 1,675 
Number Dwelling Houses Assessed 2,741 

Taxes for State, County and Town Purposes 

On Personal Estate $33,819.54 

On Real Estate 613,593.67 

On Polls 7,268.00 



TOTAL TAXES ASSESSED $654,681.21 

FRANK E. MORRISON, Chairman, 
CLARENCE B. HUMPHREY, Secretary, 
JOHN A. HOLMES, 

Board of Assessors, 



Collector of Taxes 



Malcolm F. MacLean, Jr., Collector of Taxes, in account with the 
Town of Swampscott 

1941 

Dr. 



Real Estate taxes 


$613,593.67 


Personal taxes 


33,819.54 


Poll Taxes 


7,268.00 


Moth assessments 


1,245.75 


Sewer assessments 


1,435.42 


Sidewalk assessments 


1,314.82 


Committed Interest 


411.29 


Water Liens 


4,014.29 


Excise taxes 


52,164.59 


Poll taxes (supplementary) 


16.00 


Real Estate taxes (supplementary) 


148.50 


Poll tax fees 


101.90 


Interest on taxes at 4 per cent from October 1, 1941 




to January 1, 1942 


144.56 


Interest on excise taxes 


21.80 


Unapportioned Sidewalks 


1,397.95 


Unapportioned Sewers (entrance fees) 


100.00 



$717,198.08 



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Cr. 



Cash paid on moth assessments 


$1,084.50 


Cash paid on Sewer assessments 


1,129.03 


Cash paid on poll taxes 


6,434.00 


Cash paid on Real Estate taxes 


511,348.42 


Cash paid on Excise taxes 


49,365.86 


Cash paid on interest on taxes from October 1, 1941 




to January 1, 1942 


144.56 


Cash paid on interest on Excise taxes 


21.80 


Cash paid on Sidewalk assessments 


972.59 


Cash paid on Water Liens 


1,383.36 


Cash paid on Personal taxes 


31,482.56 


Cash paid on Poll tax fees 


101.90 


Cash paid on Committed interest 


315.80 


Cash paid on Unapportioned sidewalks 


77.09 


Abatements on Poll taxes 


624.00 


Abatements on Real Estate taxes 


8,258.89 


Abatements on Personal taxes 


552.49 


Abatements on Excise taxes 


2,046.19 


Uncollected Moth assessments 


161.25 


Uncollected Poll taxes 


226.00 


Uncollected Real Estate taxes 


94,134.86 


Uncollected Personal taxes 


1,784.49 


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ouo.oy 


Uncollected Water Liens 


2,630.93 


Uncollected Committed Interest 


95.49 


Uncollected Sidewalk assessments 


342.23 


Uncollected Excise taxes 


752.54 


Uncollected Unapportioned sewers 


100.00 


Uncollected Unapportioned Sidewalk 


1,320.86 




$717,198.08 



MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 

Collector of Taxes. 



Treasurer's Report 



James W. Libby, Treasurer, 

In account with the Town of Swampscott for the year ended 
December 31, 1941. 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1941 $91,999.52 

RECEIPTS 

Town Collector $923,312.69 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 52,962.55 
Temporary Loan Notes, issued in 
Anticipation of Revenue: 

Notes discounted 400,000.00 

Tax Titles Redeemed 18,432.56 

Essex County, Dog Tax Refund 1,170.41 

Town Clerk, Dog Licenses 1,522.20 

Sale of Duct Bank 5,000.00 



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Trust Funds Income: 

Joanna Morse Library Fund 104.43 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 40.20 

Mary L. Thomson Library Fund 20.10 

Phillips Medal Fund 55.76 

Emma Y. Stocker Cemetery Lot 10.05 

Perpetual Care Cemetery Lots 6,593.00 

Miscellaneous 511.05 



$1,409,735.00 



$1,501,734.52 



Less: 

Warrants paid 1,351,292.89 



Balance, December 31, 1941 $150,441.63 

Bonds and Notes Payable 

Issued Inside Debt Limit 

School Loans: 

Schoolhouse Loan, 1925 (4%%) $16,000.00 

Schoolhouse loan, 1929 (4V 2 %) 40,000.00 

Total Schoolhouse debt outstanding $56,000.00 

Sewer Loans: 

Sewerage Loan, 1926 (4%) $2,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1928 (4%) 12,000.00 

Sewerage Lo.an, 1929 (4V 2 %) 54,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1930 (4%) 39,000.00 

Sewerage Loan, 1931 (4%) 30,000.00 



Total Sewer Loans outstanding, 

issued inside debt limit $137,000.00 
Miscellaneous Loans: 

Police Station loan, 1937 (1%%) $11,000.00 

Sewer and Drain Loan, 1937 (1%%) 6,000.00 

Stable and Vault Loan, 1929 (4V 2 %) 8,000.00 



Total Miscellaneous Loans outstanding $25,000.00 
Total Loans outstanding, issued 

inside debt limit $218,000.00 

Issued Outside Debt Limit: 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 

Loan, 1925 (4%) $9,000.00 

High School Addition, 1936 199,000.00 

$208,000.00 



Water Loans: 

July 1, 1920, 17th issue Acts of 

1916 (5V4%) $4,000.00 
August 1, 1922, 18th issue Acts of 

1916 (4i4%) 2,000.00 



Total Water Loan Bonds and 

Notes outstanding $6,000.00 

Sewer Loans: 

September 1, 1902, Series A-B-C-D 

Acts 1902 (3V 2 %) $4,600.00 

May 1, 1912, Acts of 1903 (4%) 750.00 



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61 



August 1, 1921, Acts of 1920 (5%) 10,000.00 
August 1, 1922,Acts of 1920 (4^4%) 5,500.00 



Total Sewer Loan Bonds and Notes 

Outstanding issued outside Debt Limit . $20,850.00 
Total Loans outstanding, issued 

outside debt limit $234,850.00 



Liabilities 



General Debt Bonds and Notes Payable, 



Issued 


Inside Debt Limit: 




jjue 


in 


1942 


a?oo ooo oft 


Due 


in 


1943 


23,000.00 


Due 


in 


1944 


22,000.00 


Due 


in 


1945 


22,000.00 


Due 


in 


1946 


18,000.00 


Due 


in 


1947 


17,000.00 


Due 


in 


1948 


15,000.00 


Due 


in 


1949 


15,000.00 


Due 


in 


1950 


9,000.00 


Due 


in 


1951 


9,000.00 


Due 


in 


1952 


9,000.00 


Due 


in 


1953 


9,000.00 


Due 


in 


1954 


8,000.00 


Due 


in 


1955 


5,000.00 


Due 


in 


1956 


5,000.00 


Due 


in 


1957 


3.000.00 


Due 


in 


1958 


3,000.00 


Due 


in 


1959 


3,000.00 



$218,000.00 



Issued Outside Debt Limit: 



Due 


in 


1942 


Due 


in 


1943 


Due 


in 


1944 


Due 


in 


1945 


Due 


in 


1946 


Due 


in 


1947 


Due 


in 


1948 


Due 


in 


1949 


Due 


in 


1950 


Due 


in 


1951 


Due 


in 


1952 


Due 


in 


1953 


Due 


in 


1954 


Due 


in 


1955 


Due 


in 


1956 



$17,000.00 

17,000.00 

17,000.00 

14,000.00 

13*000.00 

13.000.00 

13~000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 

13,000.00 
$208,000.00 



Sewer Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit: 

Due in 1942 $6,350.00 

Due in 1943 1,750.00 

Due in 1944 1,750.00 

Due in 1945 1,500.00 

Due in 1946 1,500.00 

Due in 1947 L500.00 



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Due in 1948 
Due in 1949 
Due in 1950 
Due in 1951 
Due in 1952 



1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
1,500.00 
500.00 



$20,850.00 



Water Loans, Issued Outside Debt Limit: 

Due in 1942 $1,500.00 

Due in 1943 1,500.00 

Due in 1944 1,500.00 

Due in 1945 1,500.00 



$6,000.00 



TEMPORARY LOAN NOTES 
Issued in Anticipation of Revenue 

No. Date Payable at Rate When Payable Amount 

647 Nov. 19, 1941 Security Trust Co., Lynn 0.10% November 10, 1942 $25,000.00 

648 Nov. 19, 1941 Security Trust Co., Lynn 0.10% November 10, 1942 25,000.00 

649 Nov. 19, 1941 Security Trust Co., Lynn 0.10% November 10, 1942 25,000.00 

650 Nov. 19, 1941 Security Trust Co., Lynn 0.10% November 10, 1942 25,000.00 



$100,000.00 



Town Debt December 31, 1941 

General Debt Bonds and Notes: 

Inside Debt Limit Issues $218,000.00 

Outside Debt Limit Issues 208,000.00 

Sewer Loan Bond and Notes 20,850.00 

Water Loan Bond and Notes 6,000.00 



Total Debt $452,850.00 



General Debt Statement Indicating Borrowing Capacity 
as of December 31, 1941 

Valuation 1939, less abatements $24,286,346.00 
Valuation 1940, less abatements 24,630,732.00 
Valuation 1941, less abatements 24,907,772.00 



Gross three years' valuation $73,824,850.00 

Average valuation 24,608,283.33 

Three per cent of average valuation $738,248.50 

Less: 

Bonds and Notes issued within debt limit 218,000.00 



Borrowing Capacity 



$520,248.50 



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Trust Funds 



Joanna Morse Library Fund 

Balance January 1, 1941 

Principal $5,196.00 

Income accrued 1941 104.43 

Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31, 1941 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1941 

Principal $2,000.00 

Income accrued 1941 40.20 

Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31, 1941 

Mary L. Thompson Library Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1941 

Principal $1,000.00 

Income accrued 1941 20.10 

Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31, 1941 

Fund for Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 

Balance, January 1, 1941 $10,272.94 

Deposits 4,689.50 

Dividends, 1941 



Less withdrawals 

Balance, December 31, 1941 

Municipal Insurance Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1941 
Dividends, 1941 

Balance, December 31, 1941 

Phillips School Medal Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1941 

Principal $1,000.00 

Income accrued 1,756.22 

Dividends, 1941 



Less withdrawals for medals 



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Emma Y. Stocker Cemetery Lot Trust Fund 

Balance, January 1, 1941 $500.00 
Income accrued 1941 10.05 



$510.05 

Less withdrawals 10.05 



Balance, December 31, 1941 $500.00 

High School Alumni Fund (see note) 

Balance, January 1, 1940 $4,437.07 

Dividends, 1941 88.18 



Total $4,525.25 
Withdrawal, payment made on account 
of Scholarship awarded by Executive 
Committee of High School Alumni 

Association $100.00 



Balance, December 31, 1941 $4,425.25 

NOTE — This is not a Town of Swampscott trust fund as denned 
by Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915, but is held by the Town 
Treasurer as Trustee for the Swampscott High School Alumni. It 
is included in this report in order that the members of the High 
School Alumni may be kept informed of its existence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. LIBBY, 

Town Treasurer. 

Treasurer of Trust Funds and Custodian of 
all funds and securities, as provided for by 
Chapter 282 of the General Acts of 1915. 

HENRY S. BALDWIN, 
CONRAD P. RICHARDSON, 
JAMES W. LIBBY, 

Trust Fund Commissioners. 



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Accounting Department 

(THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41 of the General 
Laws, I herewith submit the following report of the Accounting 
Department for the year ending December 31, 1941: 

RECEIPTS 



a i939 Real Estate $5,194.19 



1940 Poll 128.70 
1940 Personal 1,158.65 
1940 Real Estate 108,410.41 



1941 Poll 6,434.00 
1941 Personal 31,482.56 
1941 Real Estate 511,348.42 



Tax Titles 16,877.27 



Income Tax 61,969.84 
Highway Chapter 420 34,127.25 
Business Corporation Taxes 9,034.41 
Wellington Bridge Main. Refund .83 



Licenses and Permits 



Alcohol 


28.00 


Auctioneer 


8.00 


Beer 


17.00 


Common Victualer 


40.00 


Dealers 


50.00 


Oleo 


1.50 


Ice Cream 


17.50 


Milk 


38.00 


Junk 


150.00 


Innholders 


35.00 


Signs 


17.00 


Liquor 


2,232.50 


Sunday 


2.00 


Soap 


2.00 


Pedlars 


30.00 


Taxi 


5.00 


Express 


5.00 


Pool and Bowling 


4.00 


Elevator 


3.50 



$5,194.19 

109,697.76 

549,264.98 
16,877.27 

105,132.33 



2,686.00 



Amount carried forward 



$788,852.53 



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Amount brought forward 
Fines 

Court Fines 



29.20 



29.29 



$788,852.53 
29.20 



Grants and Gifts 

U. S. Grant A. D. C. Admin. 282.29 
U. S. Grant A. D. C. Assistance 2,365.67 
U. S. Grant O. A. A. Admin. 958.46 
U. S. Grant 0. A. A. Assist. 28,696.81 



Humphrey Street Chapter 90 
State 
County 

Dog Licenses from County 



1940 Excise Taxes 

1941 Excise Taxes 



Special Assessments 

1939 Moth 

1940 Moth 

1941 Moth 

1939 Sewer 

1940 Sewer 

1941 Sewer 
Unapportioned Sewers 

1939 Sidewalk 

1940 Sidewalk 

1941 Sidewalk 
Unapportioned Sidewalks 
Sidewalks Paid in Advance 



General Government 
Selectmen 
Gasoline 
Zoning 

Sale of Maps 



Collector of Taxes 
Charges and Fees 
Costs 



Treasurer 

Tax Title Costs 



Assessors 
Receipts 



3,919.90 
1,959.95 



1,170.41 



1,837.18 
49,365.86 



3.50 
194.00 
1,084.50 

11.37 
454.73 
1,129.03 
25.00 

24.08 
270.41 
972.59 
1,431.51 
105.33 



15.00 
82.50 
7.25 



127.27 
39.60 



210.00 



20.50 



32,303.23 

5,879.85 
1,170.41 



1,620.13 



2,803.92 



104.75 



166.87 



210.00 



20.50 



39,353.49 



51,203.04 51,203.04 



1,282.00 



5,706.05 



Amount carried forward 



$885,144.31 



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Amount brought forward 
Board of Appeals 
Hearing Fees 



Planning Board 
Hearing Fees 



$885,144.31 



5.00 



45.00 



Protection of Persons and Property 
Police 
Receipts 
Licenses 



1.05 
64.00 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Sealer's Receipts 



89.95 



Inspector of Buildings 
Building Permits 



Inspector of Plumbing 
Plumbing Permits 



Health (Tuberculosis) 



148.00 



314.00 



913.58 



Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 
Welfare 

State 1,230.56 

Cities and Towns 574.35 

Individuals 378.24 
Aid to Depend. 

Children (State) 2,015.15 



Old Age Assistance 
State 

Cities and Towns 



Soldiers' Benefits 
State Aid 
Military Aid 
Soldiers' Burials 



21,170.53 
2,424.41 



240.00 
410.00 
100.00 



School 

Tuition State Wards 398.51 

Other Tuition 2,084.74 

Rent of Hall 67.50 

Sale of Materials and Old Books 63.48 

Vending Machine 12.25 

Miscellaneous 5.20 



5.00 
45.00 

65.05 

89.95 

148.00 

314.00 
913.58 



4,198.30 



23,594.94 



750.00 



2,631.68 



Amount carried forward 



$885,144.31 



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Amount brought forward 
Library 
Fines 



Park 

Rent of Fish House 



Unclassified 
Sale of Duct 
Insurance Claims 



$885,144.31 



Cemetery- 
Sale of Lots 
Care of Lots 



Water 

1939 Water Rates 

1940 Water Rates 

1941 Water Rates 

1939 Water Services 

1940 Water Services 

1941 Water Services 
Water Miscellaneous 
Water Interest 
Water Rents 
Water Liens 

Water Liens Added to 

Taxes 1939 
Water Liens Added to 

Taxes 1940 
Water Liens Added to 

Taxes 1941 



Interest 
On Taxes 
On Excise 
On Tax Titles 
On Committed Interest 



Municipal Indebtedness 
[Temporary Loan Notes 



Agency 

Dog Licenses 



879.27 



562.30 



5,000.00 
504.06 



4,611.00 
78.50 



36.12 
5,294.12 
48,995.50 
139.95 
655.18 
4,593.48 
6.00 
98.43 
900.00 
852.83 

118.46 

2,354.68 

1,383.36 



3,175.28 
23.02 
1,351.29 
428.02 



400,000.00 



1,522.20 



Trust Funds 

Library Fund Incomes 

Joanna Morse Fund Income 104.43 

Ellen R. Whittle Fund Income 40.20 

Mary E. Thomson Fund 20.10 

Phillips Medal Fund Income 55.76 

Emma Y. Stocker Fund Income 10.05 



879.27 



562.30 



5,504.06 40,203.25 



4,689.50 4,689.50 



65,428.11 65,428.11 



4,977.61 4,977.61 
400,000.00 400,000.00 

1,522.20 



Amount carried forward 



$1,400,442.78 



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Amount brought forward $1,400,442.78 
Cemetery Lots Fund 6,593.00 

6,823.54 8,345.74 

Refunds 

Public Welfare 279.52 
Old Age Assistance 84.50 
Insurance 180.47 
U. S. Grant Old Age Assistance 75.00 
Gasoline 22.24 
Claim Refund 300.00 
Refund Sel. Federal Project 4.75 



946.48 946.48 



Receipts for Year 1,409,735.00 
Balance, January 1, 1941 85,517.62 



Total Receipts $1,495,252.62 
TRANSFERS 

From Reserve Fund 

To De Moria Claim $100.00 

To Selectmen's National Defense 25.00 

To. School Fire Alarm 84.00 

To Workmen's Compensation 5.00 

To Emergency Sewer 1,200.00 

To Comminutor Station 600.00 

To Accounting Wages 75.00 

To Accounting Others 75.00 

To Comminutor Station 700.00 

To Cemetery Others 150.00 

To Fire Wages 500.00 

To School 200.00 

To Dental Clinic 100.00 

ITo Town Meeting 21.98 

To Selectmen's Defense 100.00 

To Fire Others 598.12 

To Cemetery Others 150.00 

To Forest Warden Others 75.00 

To. Selectmen Others 100.00 



From Excess and Deficiency 
To Public Safety Account 
To Emergency Civilian Defense 
To Mass. State Guard Reserve 
To Town Hall Others 
To Police Others 
To Fire Others 
To Dog Officer 
To Public Welfare Others 
To Cemetery Others 
To. Engineering Others 
To Town Hall Others 
To Street Lighting 
To Town Meeting 
To Fire Department Others 



14,370.00 
7,046.00 
3,200.00 
41.79 
74.15 
888.22 
6.00 
540.26 
20.75 
50.00 
60.00 
2,200.00 
16.50 
65.15 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



From Police Department Wages 
To Police Dept. Others 

From Repairs Central Fire Station; 
To Fire Dept. Others 

From Central Fire Station Heating 
To Fire Others 

From Fire Department Wages 
To Fire Dept. Others 

From Cemtery Lots Fund 
To Cemetery Wages 
To Cemetery Others 

From Water Rec. Res. for Approp. 
To Water Wages 
To Water Others 
To Emergency Water 

From Water Available Surplus 
To Essex Street Water Main 
To Worcester Avenue 
To, Plymouth Avenue 
iTo Forrest Avenue 
To Pine Hill Road 

From Commonwealth Avenue Sewer 

To Commonwealth Ave. Outdrain Sewer 

From Board Select. Fed. Projects 
To W.P.A. Recreation Project 
To Jackson Park Rec. Lodge 



72 



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[Dec. 31 



EXPENDITURES 



General Government 
Legislative 

Moderator 

Salary $100.00 $100.00 

Town Meeting 

Printing 103.48 



Checkers 20.00 



Finance Committee 

Printing, Stationery and Postage 313.96 

Dues 10.00 

Secretarial Services 75.00 



123.48 



398.96 



Selectmen's Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Selectmen $1,500.00 
Secretary 400.00 
Clerical 1,080.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 116.79 

Printing and Advertising 192.52 

Telephone 57.41 

Association Dues 6.00 

Furniture and Fixtures 88.76 

Defense Committee Expenses 174.02 

All Others 149.18 



2,980.00 



784.68 3,764.68 



Selectmen Contingent Fund W.P.A. 

Wages 

Co-ordinator $1,300.00 1,300.00 
Other Expenses 

Stationery and Printing 9.20 

Use of Car 190.75 

Telephone 56.53 



Accounting 

Salaries and Wages 
Accountant $2,340.00 
Clerk and Part Time Clerk 1,650.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 95.63 

Printing 79.25 

Telephone 78.60 

Transportation 16.40 

Furniture and Fixtures 196.75 

All Others 98.02 



256.48 1,556.48 



3,990.00 



564.65 4,554.65 



Amount carried forward 



$10,498.25 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



73 



Amount carried forward $10,498.25 

Certification of Notes and Bonds 

Certifying: $28.00 28.00 

Law 

Town Counsel 

Services $1,200.00 
Other Expenses 29.00 



Treasury 

Salaries and Wages 
Treasurer $1,800.00 
Clerk 400.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 439.66 

Printing and Advertising 151.94 

Bonds and Insurance 251.88 

Furniture and Fixtures 457.43 

Armored Car Services 320.15 

Tax Titles 157.55 

Telephone 104.01 

(Transportation 24.05 

All Others 77.73 



Collector of Taxes 

Salaries and Wages 
Collector $1,500.00 
Clerk 1,092.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 690.00 

Printing and Advertising 453.31 

Tax Titles 199.30 

Bonds 503.00 

Armored Car Service 220.00 

All Others 324.74 

Telephone 212.26 



Town Clerk 

Salaries and Wages 
Town Clerk $200.00 
Clerk 1,092.00 
Elections 100.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 66.10 

Printing and Advertising 160.57 

Bonds 7.50 

Oaths 75.00 

Recording Fees 8.09 

All Others 100.23 



1,229.00 



2,200.00 



1,984.40 4,184.40 



2,592.00 



2,602.61 5,194.61 



1,392.00 



417.49 1,809.49 



Amount carried forward 



$22,943.75 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Election and Registration 



Salaries and Wages 

Registrars $625.00 

Election Officers 560.00 

Clerical Officers 270.00 

Canvassers 400.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 3.83 

Printing and Advertising 522.86 

Transportation 151.65 

Janitor's Services 25.00 

Rent 75.00 

All Others 321.06 



Assessors 

Salaries and Wages 
Assessors $1,800.00 
Secretary 50.00 
Assistant Assessor 200.00 
Clerical 1,483.50 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 130.84 

Printing and Advertising 271.70 

Transportation 50.00 

Telephone 98.24 

Deed Abstracts 228.40 

Furniture and Fixtures 26.60 

Assessors' Expenses 50.93 

All Others 240.02 



Engineering Department 

Salaries and Wages 

Engineer $3,140.00 
Assistants 3,255.00 



Other Expenses 

Auto; Expense 370.69 

Telephone 85.21 

Stationery and Postage 33.60 

All Others 56.53 



Town Hall 

Salaries and Wages 
Agent and Janitor $1,820.00 
Assistant 1,456.00 



Other Expenses 

Fuel 575.32 
Light 676.61 



$22,943.75 



1,855.00 



1,099.40 2,954.40 



3,533.50 



1,096.73 4,630.23 



6,395.00 



546.03 6,941.00 



3,276.00 



Amount carried forward 



$37,469.38 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



75 



-Amount brought forward $37,469.38 

Telephone 86.54 
Janitor's Supplies 258.65 



Repairs 222.60 

Use of Car 60.80 

Labor 30.00 

All Others 143.91 



2,054.43 5,330.43 



Planning Board 



Secretary $50.00 50.00 
Advertising 18.90 
Stationery 9.00 
All Others 52.71 



80.61 130.61 



Board of Appeals 



Secretary $50.00 50.00 

Printing, Advertising and Postage 23.06 
Witness Expenses 43.00 



66.06 116.06 



Contributory Retirement Fund 



Transferred to Retirement 

Funds $10,083.43 



10,083.43 10,083.43 



Board of Selectmen Federal Projects 

Vital Statistics $6.30 

Fire Records 413.78 

Book Mending 18.20 

Moth 73.09 

W.P.A. Administration 69.69 



576.31 576.31 



(Summary of General Government on page 76) 

PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY 
Police 

Salaries and Wages 

Chief $3,000.00 
Captain 2,500.00 
Sergeant 2,409.00 
Patrolmen 27,711.68 
Reserves 207.84 



Specials 339.42 
Clerk 1,092.00 



37,259.94 



Motor Vehicles and Care of Same 

Gasoline 813.53 
Motor Equipment 803.11 



Amount carried forward 



$53,706.25 



7G 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



SUMMARY OF GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Moderator 

Finance Committee 
Town Meeting 

Wages 

Town Meeting 

Others 

Selectmen Wages . . , 
Selectmen Others . . . 
Sel. Cont. Fund 

W.P.A. Wages . . . 
Sel. Cont. Fund 

W.P.A. Others . . . 
Accounting Wages . . 
Accounting Others . . 
Treasury Wages 
Treasury Others 
Cert, of Notes 

and Bonds 

Collector of 

Taxes Wages .... 
Collector of 

Taxes Others 
Town Clerk Wages . , 
Town Clerk Others 



Assessors Wages . . 
Assessors Others . . 
Elec. and Reg. 

Wages 

Elec. and Reg. 

Others 

Engineering Wages 
Engineering Others 
Town Hall Wages 
Town Hall Others 
Planning Board 



From 
Last 
Year 



Transfer 
To 



$38.48 
22*5.6o 



Appropri- 
tion 
$100.00 
450.00 

20.00 

65.00 
2,980.00 
560.00 



36.96 



75.00 
75.00 



50.00 

60.66 



Planning Board 

Others 

Board of Appeals 

Wages 

Board of Appeals 

Others 

Cont. Ret. Fund 1,298.54 

Board Sel. Fed. 

Projects 

Public Safety 

Emer. Civ. Defense 

Mass. State Guard 

Reserve 



220.00 
3,978.00 

493.00 
2,200.00 
1,990.00 

100.00 

2,592.00 

2,670.00 
1,392.00 
520.00 
1,250.00 
3,650.00 
1,100.00 



1,470.00 
6,660.00 
500.00 
3,276.00 
2,000.00 

50.00 

100.00 

50,00 

75.00 
10,083.43 

1,000.00 
14,370.00 
7,046.00 



Expendi- Transfer 

ture From 

$100.00 

398.96 

20.00 

103.48 

2,980.00 

784.68 



1,300.00 1,300.00 



256.48 
3,990.00 

564.65 
2,200.00 
1,984.40 

28.00 

2,592.00 

2,602.61 
1,392.00 
417.49 
1,229.00 
3,533.50 
1,096.73 



1,875.00 1,855.00 



1,099.40 
6,395.00 
546.03 
3,276.00 
2,054.43 

50.00 

80.61 

50.00 

66.06 
10,083.43 



Balance 
to 

Revenue 



1.75 



576.31 1,550.00 



$51.04 



.32 



*.48 

63.00 
3.35 



5.60 
72.00 



67.39 



102.51 
21.00 
116.50 
3.27 

20.00 

370.60 
265.00 
3.97 



5.57 



17.64 



8.94 



♦172.23 
►14,370.00 
*7,046.00 



3,200.00 *3,200.00 



$1,335.50 $523.48 $79,385.43 $53,706.25 $26,339.98 $1,198.18 



K To 1942 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



77 



Amount brought forward $53,706.25 

Equipment and Repairs 

Equipment for Men 152.14 

Department Equipment 114.39 

Fuel and Light 

Fuel 339.71 

Light 250.55 

Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 

Repairs 94.64 

Water 15.80 

Janitor's Supplies 185.16 

All Others 65.78 

Other Expenses 

Printing and Stationery 310.62 

Telephone and Teletype 1,251.25 

Labor 115.00 

Beacons 138.65 

Ammunition 160.33 



Insurance 62.90 
All Others 93.76 



4,967.32 42,227.26 



Fire 

Salaries and Wages 

Chief $3,000.00 

Deputy 2,750.00 

Captains 5,000.00 

Privates 30,802.32 

Call Men 1,721.76 

Substitutes 809.00 

Labor on Dump 41.00 

Labor on Fire Alarm 50.00 

Extra Labor 41.57 



44,215.65 



Equipment 

Apparatus 83.41 

Equipment for Men 159.00 

Department Equipment 895.31 

Maintenance and Repairs 

Auto Expense 727.06 

Repairs 763.30 

Gasoline and Oil 391.99 

Fire Alarm 195.83 

Hydrant Service 1,000.00 



Fuel and Light 
Fuel 
Light 



Fire 



$815.59 
456.02 



Amount carried forward 



$95,933.51 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $95,933.51 

Maintenance and Repairs 

Repairs 332.27 

Laundry 108.34 

Janitor Supplies 402.96 

Water 65.60 

All Others 99.24 

Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing & Advertising 36.79 

Telephone 249.22 

Medical 79.05 

Furniture and Furnishings 379.69 

All Others 132.31 



7,372.98 51,588.63 



Forest Warden 

Salaries and Wages 

Warden $130.00 

Labor 275.00 

All Others 125.00 



530.00 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



Salaries and Wages 

Sealer 450.00 



450.00 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Advertising 12.98 

Teaming 105.00 

Rent 150.00 

All Others 57.02 



Inspector of Buildings 

Salaries and Wages 

Inspector $1,000.00 

Assistant Inspector 48.00 



Other Expenses 

Telephone 28.70 

Stationery, Printing 43.50 

All Others 26.40 



Dog Officer 

Salary $500.00 



Other Expenses 

Board and Disposal of Animals 168.78 

Use of Truck 50.00 

Stationery and Postage 31.22 



325.44 775.00 



1,048.00 



98.60 1,146.60 



500.00 



250.00 750.00 



Amount carried forward 



$150,723.74 



1941] ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

Amount brought forward 



79 

$150,723.74 



Services 



Insurance 



Contract 
Supplies 



Contract 



Contract 
Plans 

All Others 



Hose 



Contract 
Supplies 



Constable 

$100.00 

Insurance 

$5,075.02 



100.00 



5,075.02 



Repairs to Central Fire Station 

2,110.60 



$860.00 
1,250.60 



School Fire Alarm System 
$1,177.20 



1,177.20 



Heating Central Fire Station 

$788.00 
50.00 
31.00 



869.00 



Fire Department Three Year plan 
$300.00 



300.00 



Repairs and Phillips Beach Station 



$98.30 
201.70 



Police Cars 
Contract 

Amount carried forward 



Police Cars 

750.00 

Police Ambulance 

$2,913.44 



300.00 



750.00 



2,913.44 



$164,319.00 



80 



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[Dec. 31 



Summary of Protection of Persons and Property 



From 
Last 
Year 



Police Wages 
Police Others 
Fire Wages .... 
Fire Others .... 
Forest Warden 

Wages 

Forest Warden 

Labor 

Forest Warden 

Others 

Inspector of Build- 
ings Wages 
Inspector of Build- 
ings Others 
Sealer of Wts. & Ms. 

Wages 

Sealer of Wts. & Ms. 

Others 

Insurance .... 

Constable 

Dog Officer Wages 
Dog Officer 

Others 

Repairs Central 

Fire Station . . 
Heating Central 

Fire Station . . 
School Fire 

Alarm System 
Fire Dept. 3-yr. 

Plan 

Repairs Phil. Beach 

Station 

Police Cars 

Police Ambulance 



Transfer 
to 

$400.00 
500.00 
1,385.67 



75.00 



#987.65 



84.00 



Appropria- 
tion 
$37,956.35 
4,570.00 
43,930.00 
5,990.00 

155.00 

200.00 

1,000.00 

1,050.00 

100.00 

450.00 

325.00 
5,335.00 
100.00 
500.00 

250.00 

2,500.00 



1,100.00 

300.00 

300.00 
750.00 
3,000.00 



2.00 
1.40 



Balance 
Expend i- Transfer to 
ture From Revenue 
$37,259.94 $400.00 $296.41 

4,967.32 2.68 

44,215.65 214.35 

7,372.98 2.69 



155.00 

275.00 

1,000.00 

1,048.00 

98.60 

450.00 

325.00 
5,075.02 
100.00 
500.00 

250.00 
2,110.60 

869.00 
1,177.20 

300.00 

300.00 
750.00 
2,913.44 



259.98 



389.40 
118.65 



S6.56 



$987.65 $2,444.67 $108,961.35 $110,612.75 $1,122.40 



558.52 



*To 1942 



Amount brought forward 



$164,319.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Salaries and Wages 

Board of Health $500.00 

Agent 2,184.00 

Clerk 1,092.00 

Other Expenses, Administration 

Stationery and Postage 74.29 

Printing and Advertising 103.95 

Telephone 72.37 

All Others 402.29 



3,776.00 



Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 

Cultures 32.00 

Drugs and Medicine 467.41 

Schick 70.96 



Tuberculosis 

Board and Treatment 



555.10 



Amount carried forward 



$164,319.00 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



81 



Amount brought forward 



$164,319.00 



Vital Statistics 
Births 
Deaths 

Inspections 
Slaughtering 
Plumbing 
Immunization 

Other Expenses 
Rabies Clinic 
Fumigation 
All Others 



Salaries and Wages 
Health Nurse 

Others 
Carfares 



665.50 
23.50 



100.00 
570.00 
125.00 



206.00 
51.50 
51.10 



Contractor 



Labor 
Supplies 



Salary 

Other Expenses 
Supplies 
Laundry 



Salary 

Salaries and Wages 
Commissioners 
Superintendent 
Engineers 
Clerk 
Secretary 



Other Expenses 

Stationery and Postage 
Telephone 
Auto Expense 
Gasoline and Oil 
Tools 

Pipe and Fittings 
Light and Power 



Health Nurse 

1,300.00 
39.83 

Refuse and Garbage 

13,000.00 

Mosquito Control 

249.38 
94.16 



Dental Clinic 

1,000.00 

213.78 
19.70 



District Nurse 



750.00 



Sewer 



450.00 
1,865.96 
3,900.00 

156.00 
10.00 



8.00 
95.69 
57.00 
85.42 
44.02 
393.11 
1,150.01 



3,570.97 

1,300.00 
39.83 



1,000.00 



233.48 



750.00 



6,381.96 



7,346.97 



1,339.83 



13,000.00 13,000.00 



343.54 



1,233.48 



Amount carried forward 



$188,332.82 



82 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

Flushing Sewers 

Water 

Fuel 

Insurance 

Labor 

All Others 



$188,332.82 



Contractor 



Contractor 
Materials 
All Others 



300.00 
36.22 

195.20 
52.27 

113.57 

485.19 



Particular Sewer 
193.97 

Emergency Sewer 

1,215.58 
85.60 
195.90 



3,015.70 



193.97 



1,497.08 



9,397.66 



Brooks 



Labor and Supplies 



Contractor 
Supplies 
All Others 



111.10 111.10 

Commonwealth Avenue Sewer 

3,452.00 
430.43 
20.85 



3,903.28 



Contract — Building 
Contract — Equipment 
Supplies 
All Others 



Contract 
Equipment 
All Others 



Comminutor Station 

5,915.71 
6,485.76 
935.17 
179.82 



13,516.46 



Sewer Station Pump 

2,102.40 
507.18 
15.75 



2,625.33 



Hemenway Road Project 



Materials and Supplies 

Trucks 

Compressor 

Inspection 

All Others 



Pipe 

Tools and Materials 

Trucks 

Labor 

All Others 



2,369.13 
31.50 
376.40 
130.00 
197.45 

King's Brook 
2,100.60 
594.11 
249.75 
27.04 
41.76 



3,104.48 



Services 



Inspector of Animals 
120.00 



3,013.26 



120.00 



Amount carried forward 



$225,815.44 



1941] ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 83 
Summary of Health and Sanitation 

From Balance 

Last Transfer Appropri- Expendi- Transfer to 

Year to tion ture From Revenue 

Health Wages $3,776.00 $3,776.00 

Health Others 4,255.00 3,570.97 $175.00 $509.03 

Health Nurse Wages 1,300.00 1,300.00 

Health Nurse Others 50.00 39.83 10.17 

Refuse and Garbage 13,000.00 13,000.00 

Dental Clinic Wages 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Dental Clinic Others S100.00 150.00 233.48 16.52 

Mosquito Control 400.00 343.54 *56.46 

District Nurse 750.00 750.00 

Inspector of Animals 200.00 120.00 80.00 

Sewer Wages 6,577.00 6,381.96 195.04 

Sewer Others 3,170.00 3,015.70 154.30 

Emergency Sewer 1,200.00 300.00 1,497.08 2.92 

Particular Sewer 200.00 193.97 6.03 

Brooks 500.00 111.10 388.90 

Commonwealth Ave. 

Outdrain Sewer .. $4,877.26 3,903.28 *973.98 

Comminutor Station 1,300.00 12,300.00 13,516.46 *83.54 

Sewer Station 

Pump 3,000.00 2,625.33 *374.67 

Hemenway Rd Drain 6,000.00 3,104.48 2,895.52 

King's Brook 3,395.14 3,013.26 381.88 

$14,272.40 $2,600.00 $50,928.00 $61,496.44 $175.00 $6,128.96 



♦To 1942 

Amount brought forward $225,815.44 

HIGHWAY 

Salaries and Wages 

Surveyor 3,000.00 
Clerk 200.00 
Labor 41,487.05 

44,687.05 



Other Expenses 

Office Expenses 136.16 

Telephone 119.57 

Bridges and Fences 902.60 

Auto Expense 1,933.12 

Farragut Road 1,782.28 

Gasoline and Oil 1,124.92 

Hay and Grain 1,780.85 

Insurance 199.17 

Light 235.43 

Medical 179.80 

Equipment and Repairs 3,337.01 

Materials and Supplies 2,336.53 

Road Oil and Tarvia 4,000.09 

Water 26.20 

Horse shoeing, Horses 997.13 

Fuel 267.13 

Contract Work 518.60 

All Others 440.80 



20,317.39 



Snow and Ice 
Regular Labor 825.00 

Extra Labor 7,782.50 

Extra Trucks 1,665.00 



Amount carried forward 



$225,815.44 



84 



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[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $225,815.44 
Outside Plows 1,138.06 
Materials 85.00 
All Others 31.55 

31,844.50 76,531.55 

Lighting Streets 

Street Lights 26,688.29 
Traffic Signals 1,294.59 
Beacons 90.42 

28,073.30 

Continuous Sidewalk Construction 
Materials 2,547.93 
Trucks 300.75 
All Others 33.71 

2,882.39 

Removal of Car Tracks, Chapter 90 

Labor 1,273.79 

Materials 6,184.81 

Gasoline and Oil 82.06 

Mason Work 197.60 

Police 27.00 

Advertising 19.95 

All Others 8.81 

7,794.02 

Humphrey Street Widening 

Land Taking 374.50 374.50 

Allen Road 

Materials and Supplies 790.63 790.63 

Highway Compressor 

Advertising 14.70 
Compressor 2,357.79 
Accessories 384.01 

2,756.50 

Ragweed Removal 
Labor 73.44 
Supplies 58.59 

131.03 

Resurfacing Magnolia Road 
Asphalt and Stone 350.00 350.00 

Summary of Highways and Bridges 

From Balance 

Last Transfer Appropria- Expendi- to 

Year to tion ture Revenue 

Highway Wages $45,050.00 $44,687.05 $362.95 

Highway Others 31,882.28 31,844.50 37.78 

Lighting Streets $2,200.00 26,000.00 28,073.30 126.70 

Continuous Sidewalk 

Construction ... $2,143.32 2,856.62 2,882.39 *2, 117.55 

Humphrey Street 

Chapter 90 5,879.85 2,000.00 7,794.02 *85.83 

Humphrey Street 

Widening 1,017.50 374.50 *643.00 

Allen Road 841.41 790.63 *50.78 

Highway Compressor 3,200.00 2,756.50 *443.50 

Ragweed Removal 200.00 131.03 *68.97 

Resurfacing 

Magnolia Road 350.00 350.00 

$4,002.23 $8,079.85 $111,538.90 $119,683.92 $3,937.06 



*To 1942 



Amount carried forward $345,499.36 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



85 



Amount brought forward 

CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS RELIEF 



$345,499.36 



Salaries and Wages 
Commissioners 
Executive Secretary- 
Extra Clerical 



Public Welfare 

500.00 
948.00 
134.60 



1,582.60 



Administration 

Printing, Stationery and 
Auto. Hire 
Telephone 
All Others 
Groceries 
Fuel 
Medical 

State Institutions 
Federal Milk 
Clothing 
Burials 
Cash 
Food 
Rent 
Board 
Light 

All Others 
Relief by Other Cities and Towns 
Aid to Dependent Children 
W. P. A. 

Rent of Commissary 
Distribution of Commodities 
Light, Fuel, Transportation 
U. S. Administration Expenses 
Supplies 
Repairs 



Postage 161.22 
153.50 
48.78 
426.06 
1,062.37 
933.81 
852.55 
1,632.27 
146.16 
54.01 
100.00 
2,528.12 
372.63 
596.14 
1,614.23 
6.52 
83.80 
2,860.58 
8,551.95 

518.20 
386.00 
69.02 
446.69 
116.45 
100.98 



23,822.04 25,404.64 



Salary 



Salaries and Wages 
Commissioners 
Clerk 



Other Expenses 
Cash Aid 
Cities and Towns 
All Others 



Public Welfare Investigator 

1,200.00 1,200.00 

Old Age Assistance 

500.00 
1,092.00 



36,551.41 
1,901.49 
47.10 



1,592.00 



38,500.00 40,092.00 



U. S. Grant Aid to Dependent Children 

Administration 108.00 
Cash Aid 781.00 

889.00 



Amount carried forward 



$413,085.00 



86 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $413,085.00 
U. S. Grant Old Age Assistance 

Administration 

Extra Clerical 182.31 
Stationery, Postage and 

Telephone 288.27 



Auto Hire 197.50 
Repairs 113.55 
Furniture and Fixtures 194.41 



Assistance 
Cash Aid 23,782.98 
Aid to Towns 164.50 



Soldiers Relief 

Salaries and Wages 



Agent 


300.00 


ther Expenses 




Office Expenses 


54.18 


Transportation 


10.60 


Cash Aid 


4,017.00 


Fuel 


583.39 


Medical 


353.58 


Groceries 


37.55 


Light 


146.48 


Clothing and Shoes 


127.89 


Federal Milk 


31.68 


Moving 


44.00 


School Lunches 


54.05 


Rent 


8.00 


Others 


4.00 



976.04 



23,947.48 24,923.52 



300.00 



5,472.40 5,772.40 



State and Military Aid 

State Aid 330.00 
Military Aid 135.00 



465.00 



Pensions and Compensation 

Police 2,345.00 
Fire 300.00 
Health 936.00 
Highway 2,398.72 
Park 150.00 



Workmen's Compensation 

Cash Aid, Hanifey Case 520.00 
Cash Aid, Slattery Case 936.00 
Medical, Slattery Case 5.00 



6,129.72 



1,461.00 



Old Age Assistance Investigator 
Agent 300.00 300.00 

Workmen's Compensation 
Agent 50.00 50.00 



Amount carried forward 



$452,186.64 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



87 



Summary of Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

From Balance 
^propria- Expendi- Transfer to 
tion ture From Revenue 





i-jast 


i ransier 




Year 


To 


Public Welfare 






Wages 






Public Welfare 






Others 






Public Welfare 






Investigator 






Old Age Assist. 






Wages 






Old Age Assist. 






Others 






Old Age Assist. 






Investigator 


$75.00 




u. is. vjranx 






A. D. C. Admin. 


72.16 


$282.29 


TT Q Pi.q n f 

u. o. urant 






A. D. C. Assist. 


126.88 


2,365.67 


TT C C >-o r, + 

u. o. L»rant, 






0. A. A. Admin. 


455.46 


958.46 


U. S. Grant 






0. A. A. Assist. 


4,041.14 


28,696.81 


Soldiers' Relief 






Wages 






Soldiers' Relief 






Others 






State and Military 






Aid 






Pensions and 






Compensation 






Workmen's Com- 






pensation 




5.00 


Workmen's Compensa- 













$1,624.00 $1,582.60 $41.40 

25,135.00 23,822.04 7.74 1,305.22 

1,200.00 1,200.00 

1,592,00 1,592.00 

38,500.00 38,500.00 

300.00 300.00 75.00 

108.00 *246.45 

781.00 *1,711.55 

976.04 *437.88 

23,947.48 *8,790.47 

300.00 300.00 

6,500.00 5,472.40 1,027.60 

1,200.00 465.00 735.00 

7,545.72 6,129.72 1,416.00 

1,456.00 1,461.00 

50.00 50.00 



$4,770.64 $32,308.23 $85,402.72 $106,687.28 $82.74 $15,711.57 



*To 1942 

Amount brought forward $452,186.64 

SCHOOLS 

General 

Salary of Superintendent 5,000.00 

Salary of Superintendent's . 

Clerk 1,300.00 

Salary of Other Clerks 1,816.90 

Truant Officer and Nurse 1,600.00 

School Census 100.00 

Printing, Stationery and 

Postage 305.37 

Telephone 419.99 

Traveling Expense 209.42 

All Others 997.46 
Teachers' Salaries 

High 51,389.27 

Junior High 43,237.36 

Elementary 44,662.74 

Supervisory 6,500.00 

Substitutes . 1,650.50 

Evening 671.00 

Home 73.50 
Text Books and Supplies 
High, Text and Reference Books 1,500.90 

Supplies 2,041.32 



Amount carried forward 



$452,186.64 



88 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward $452,136.01 
Jr. High, Text and Reference 



Books 


498.86 


Supplies 


606.49 


Elementary, Text and Reference 




Books 


851.56 


Supplies 


676.01 


Tuition 




Trade 


181.71 


Shoe 


120.55 


Evening 


202.53 


Refunds on Tuition 


114.00 


Transportation 




Junior High 


680.50 


Elementary 


411.80 


High 


5.00 


Janitor Services 




High 


5,689.51 


Junior High 


2,415.06 


Elementary 


6,287.53 


Evening 


99.50 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 


High 




Repairs 


887.26 


Janitor's Supplies 


838.63 


All Others 


151.80 


Junior High and Elementary 




Repairs 


2,119.19 


Janitor's Supplies 


469.73 


All Others 


190.86 


Fuel and Light 




High 


4,107.43 


Junior High 


1,581.24 


Elementary 


3,734.37 


Water 


582.50 


Furniture and Furnishings 




High 


934.55 


Junior High 


102.38 


Elementary 


125.14 


Other Expenses 




Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 258.92 


Miscellaneous Printing 


37.70 


Domestic Science 


168.31 


Manual Training 


781.40 



199,387.75 
Traveling Expense Outside State 

Expenses 52.50 52.50 

LIBRARY 

Salaries and Wa^ges 

Librarian 2,000.00 
Assistants 4,825.67 
Janitor 1,350.00 
Assistant Janitor 54.00 

8,229.67 



Amount carried forward 



$651,626.89 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



89 



Amount brought forward $651,626.89 

Books, Periodicals, etc. 

Books 2,364.18 

Periodicals 224.15 

Newspapers 45.18 

Binding Books 595.83 

Fuel and Light 

Fuel 282.90 

Light 349.45 
Buildings 

Repairs 51.81 

Furniture and Fixtures 24.28 

Janitor's Supplies 246.23 

Water 47.42 

All Others 74.36 
Other Expenses 

Stationery, Printing and 

Postage 232.53 

Telephone 106.35 

4,644.67 12,874.34 



Joanna Morse Library Fund Income 

Books 188.43 188.43 

Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund Income 

Books 60.69 60.69 

Mary R. Thomson Library Fund Income 

Books 34.84 34.84 



Summary of Schools and Libraries 





From 








Balance 




Last 


Transfer 


Appropria- 


Expendi- 


to 




Year 


to 


tion 


ture 


Revenue 






$200.00 


9199,200.00 


$199,387.75 


$12.25 


Traveling Expenses 












Outside State 






100.00 


52.50 


47.50 








8,230.00 


8,229.67 


.33 








4,645.00 


4,644.67 


.33 


Joanna Morse 














$136.55 


104.43 




188.43 


*52.55 


Ellen R. Whittle 














60169 


40.20 




60.69 


♦40.20 


Mary L. Thomson 














34.84 


20.10 




34.84 


*20.10 




$232.08 


$364.73 


$212,175.00 


$212,598.55 


$173.26 



*To 1942 



Amount carried forward $664,785.19 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



90 



Amount brought forward 



[Dec. 31 
$664,785.19 



UNCLASSIFIED 
Parks 



Salaries and Wages 



OUyClllItCllUCIlt 


9 704 00 




50.00 


riori pv 1 FIytiptisp 

VJTCIiCI Cil DApcilcC 




T ,ml~»OT* 


1 248.31 


.Tn r»k 5nn T^nvk 




Labor 


1,872.50 


Blanpv Ppnph 




Labor 


2,185.50 


Phillips Beach 




Labor 


1,775.68 


Abbott Park 




Labor 


1,170.72 


Monument Avenue 




Labor 


1,165.92 


Tvpp DpnnrtTYiPTit 

X ICC X/CLftll l/lilClll/ 




Labor 


3 613 69 


TYTotVi Dptia rtmpnt 

iUUUl X^CkrCtX tlllwllv 




T ,{},HnT* 


1 592 13 


Administration 




ITpI ptiVi nnp 

f X C1CJJI1U11C 


121.54 


Printin ()• Stntinnprv c\t\A 

X LILLLLllgj O La UUI1CX \ ciULl 




Pnchn ctp 


181.67 


Use of Auto 


557.27 


f^pn pvn 1 TTI vnpn cp 




Tn cpp4"l ni r\ pc 


268.67 


Tools 


217.71 


Paint 


143.88 


Emiinmpnt 


1,557.22 


Moth 


215.36 


Tree 


798.84 


Medical 


42.50 


A ii to FiXtipti 


776.75 


Antrt Tncnrnncp 

J7\. HLKJ Xilo LiX dlXCC 


133.30 


All Othprc 


874 61 


Abbott Park 




TiiVbt 


26.17 


Sn rinl i pc 

O U IJ L/llCo 


38.99 


All Othprc 


22.62 


±J±<Xll\Z j -L> CatH 




Light 


14.76 


Pp'Oair^ 


38.62 


Wnrpr 
VV a LCI 


33.22 


All OtViPro. 

-fill. \J 1/IlCX «S 


9 9^ 


Phillips Park 




Water 


llU.bU 


Well 


305.00 


Jackson Park 




Water 


15.40 


Light 


9.00 


Repairs 


46.84 


All Others 


14.23 


Monument Avenue and Lot 




Water 


42.95 



17,378.45 



6,609.97 23,988.42 



Amount carried forward 



$688,773.61 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



91 



Amount brought forward 

W. P. A. Recreation Project 

Rent 
Supplies 
Fuel 
Light 



,773.61 



491.00 
480.19 
167.52 
57.30 



Telephone 
All Others 



Lease of Building 

Distribution 

Editing 

Printing 



77.16 
227.03 



Legion Lease 

1,350.00 
Printing Town Reports 
170.00 
100.00 
720.94 



1,500.20 



1,350.00 



990.94 



Veterans of Foreign Wars Lease 



Lease of Building 



Memorial 



American Legion 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Boy Scouts 

Band 

Flowers 

Transportation 

All Others 



650.00 

Day 

40.48 
26.24 
10.00 
110.00 
163.45 
47.00 
2.83 



650.00 



400.00 



Armistice 



Wreaths 
Music 

Sound Truck 
Flags — Markers 
Transportation 
Refreshments 
All Others 



Refreshments 

Fireworks 

Prizes 

Music 

Labor 



Equipment 



Supplies 

Equipment 

Blueprints 



Day 

50.00 
135.00 
10.00 
51.60 
24.00 
84.00 
45.36 



Fourth of July 

60.80 
400.00 
18.00 
11.00 
10.00 



399.96 



Phillips Park Playground 

299.52 



General 



Park Project 

134.47 
98.33 
7.27 



499.80 



299.52 



240.07 



Amount carried forward 



$695,104.10 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 



$695,104.10 



Truck 



Soldiers Relief 
Accounting 
Highway 
School 



Park 



Warrants 



Truck 

600.00 

Payable 

26.85 
33.05 
660.45 
145.88 



1940 Unpaid Bills 



600.00 



866.23 



Town Hall 


41.79 




Police 


74.15 




Dog Officer 


6.00 




Public Welfare 


540.19 








662.13 


James E. Connor Claim 


50.00 


50.00 


Salvatore DeMoria Claim 


400.00 


400.00 


Abbott Park Flagpole 


180.00 


180.00 


Jackson Park Locker 


100.00 


100.00 


Jackson Park Recreation Lodge 


696.16 


696.16 



Park Wages 

Park Others 

Reserve Fund 

Printing' 

Town Reports .... 

Legion Lease 

V. F. V/. Lease 

Memorial Day 

Armistice Day 

Fourth of July 

Phillips Park 

Equipment 

General Park 

Project 

Park Truck 

City of Boston 

Welfare Claim 

Boston & Maine 

Railroad Easement 
Warrants Payable . . 
Jackson Park 

Locker 

Salvatore de Moria 

Claim 

James E. Connor 

Claim 

W.P.A. Recreation 

Project 

Unpaid Bills 1940 ... 
Flag Pole 

Abbott Park 

Jackson Park Rec- 
reation Lodge .... 



UNCLASSIFIED 

From 

Last Transfer Appropria- Expendi- Transfer 
Year to tion ture from- 

$17,380.00 $17,378.45 

6,610.00 6,609.97 

$'5,000.00 $4,859.10 



$866.23 



271.98 



9.92 



rso.oo 



800.00 



1,000.00 


990.94 


1,350.00 


1,350.00 


650.00 


650.00 


400.00 


400.00 


400.00 


399.96 


500.00 


499.80 


300.00 


299.52 


1,000.00 


240.07 


600.00 


600.00 


1,400.00 




100.00 






866.23 


100.00 


100.00 


400.00 


400.00 


50.00 


50.00) 


750.00 


1,500.20 


1,550.42 


662.13 


180.00 


180.00 




696.16 



Balance 
to 

Revenue 
$1.55 
.03 
140.90 

9.06 



.04 
.20 



.48 

F59.93 



'1,400.00 



♦100.00 
♦271.98 



*9.72 
'888.29 



♦103.84 



$876.15 $1,821.98 $34,720.42 $33,873.43 $4,859.10 $3,686.02 



'To 1942 



Amount carried forward 



$698,658.62 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



93 



Amount brougilw forward 



$698,658.62 



ENTERPRISES 
Water 



Salaries and Wages 

Commissioners 450.00 

Superintendent 3,016.00 

Clerk 936.00 

Secretary 40.00 

Extra Clerical 258.00 



Labor Wages 

Maintenance 3,595.10 

Services 2,971.20 

Relay 443.63 

Meters 2,637.00 



Other Expenses 
Administration 

Printing and Advertising 310.48 

Stationery and Postage 73.56 

Telephone 140.47 

Use of Car 230.00 

Recording Liens 41.59 

Meters 390.97 

Pipe and Fittings 3,161.20 
General Expense 

Fuel 127.80 

Auto Expense 108.04 

Tools 304.15 

Light and Power 41.84 

Insurance 107.44 

Gasoline and Oil 215.30 

Materials 292.11 

Supplies 72.30 

Equipment 736.52 

All Others 64.72 
Loans and Interest 

Loans 1,131.25 

Interest 737.50 



Contractor 

Labor 

All Others 



Materials 

Gasoline and 

Compressor 

Medical 

Use of Truck 

Labor 



Emergency 



Water 
410.05 
493.09 
29.88 



4,700.00 



9,646.93 



8,283.40 22,630.33 



933.02 



Salem Street 



Kerosene 



Water Main 
550.37 
65.29 
383.83 
59 
292^0 
694.71 



1,987.29 



Amount carried forward 



$724,209.26 



94 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 



Salaries and Wages 
Superintendent 
Labor 

Other Expenses 
Telephone 
Chapel 
Tools 
Water 
Repairs 

Auto Expenses 

Shrubs, Plants, etc. 

Gasoline and Oil 

Loam 

Equipment 

All Others 



$724,209-26 



Cemetery 



1,820.00 
3,944.00 



27.54 
190.00 
64.32 
38.99 
66.42 
136.39 
137.54 
47.51 
161.25 
158.88 
19.50 



5,764.00 



1,048.34 6,812.34 



SUMMARY OF ENTERPRISES 



From 
Last 
Year 



Transfer Appropria- 
te tion 



Expendi 
ture 



Transfer 
from 



Water Wages 



$4,600.00 $10,440.00 $14,346.93 



Water Others 50,497.00 



Cemetery Wages 

Cemetery Others 

Emergency Water 

Salem Street 

Water Main $4,322.67 

Plymouth Avenue 

Water Main 

Worcester Avenue 

Water Main 

Essex Street 

Water Main 

Forrest Avenue 

Water Main 

Pine Uill Road 

Water Mam 

Cemetery Garage 

and Locker 



320.75 



5,820.00 
737.00 
5,000.00 



3,500.00 



4,400.00 



9,200.00 
1,798.00 



1,970.00 



8,283.40 $39,274.85 
5,764.00 



1,048.34 
933.02 



1,987.29 



7.50 



1,340.00 



Balance 
to 

Revenue 
$693.07 
2,938.75 
56.00 
1.91 
4,066.98 

♦2,335.38 

♦3,500.00 

♦4,400.00 

♦9,200.00 

♦1,798.00 

1,970.00 

♦1,340.00 



$5,662.67 $4,920.75 $93,362.00 $32,362.98 £39,282.35 $32,300.09 



♦To 1942 



Amount carried forward 



$731,021.60 



1941] ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 95 

Amount brought forward $731,021.60 
INTEREST, MATURING DEBT AND AGENCY 

Interest 

Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 437.56 

General Debt Inside Limit 9,830.25 

Sewer Loan Outside Limit 1,202.00 

School Loan Outside 4,120.00 
T. B. Hospital Loan 420.00 



Maturing Debt 

General Debt Inside Limit 25,700.00 

Sewer Loan Outside Limit 7,350.00 

School Loan Outside 14,000.00 

T. B. Hospital Loan 3,000.00 
Loans in Anticipation of 

Revenue 400,000.00 



State and County Taxes 

State 60,060.00 
County 38,753.85 



Agency 

Essex County Dog Licenses 1,522.20 
Essex County,. T. B. Hospital 

Assessment 10,051.71 



Charles River Basin Tax 

Loan Fund Sinking Fund 48.33 

Serial Bonds 72.89 

Interest 768.19 

Maintenance 1,218.58 



Metropolitan Park Taxes 

Loan Sinking Fund 149.74 

Serial Bonds . 14.58 

Interest 557.70 

Maintenance 3,757.96 



Metropolitan Parks Loan 

Sinking Fund Series 2 78.26 

Serial Bonds 507.04 

Interest 321.10 



Xantasket Beach 502.69 



Metropolitan Planning Division 57.41 



16,009.81 



450,050.00 



98,813.85 



11.573.91 



2,107.99 



4,479.98 

906.40 
502.69 
57.41 



Canterbury Street Highway .23 



Amount carried forward 



$1,315,523. $7 



96 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Amount brought forward 

West Roxbury-Brookline Parkway 



.17 



$1,315,523.87 



State Assessments 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 604.83 

Veteran's Exemption 44.78 

Metropolitan Water 

Sinking Fund 257.30 

Serial Bonds 10,526.65 

Interest 12,889.64 

Maintenance 8,991.78 

a/c Brookline Credit 1,137.41 

Trust Fund Transactions 

Emma Y. Stocker Lot Fund 

Income 10.05 

Phillips Medal Fund Income 55.76 

Cemetery Sale of Lots 4,611.00 

Cemetery Care of Lots 78.50 

Cemetery Ordinary Care 36.00 

Petty Cash 235.00 

Refunds 

1941 Excise Refunds 2,338.61 

1940 Excise Refunds 153.93 

1941 Poll 4.00 

1940 Poll 2.00 

1941 Real Estate 2,333.88 

1940 Real Estate 135.26 

1941 Personal 45.90 
1941 Water Rates 7.60 
1940 Water Rates 11.40 
1940 Water Services 54.07 
Water Interest 3.06 
1940 Sidewalks 8.26 
Estimated Receipts 10.00 
Committed Interest 1.74 
D. A. R. Welfare 4.55 



.17 



649.61 



33,802.78 



5,026.31 



5,114.26 



Checks Returned and Deducted from Expenditures 
Board of Selectmen Federal 

Projects 4.75 

Insurance 49.34 

Sewer 12.66 

Public Welfare 279.52 

Old Age Assistance 84.50 
U. S. Grant O. A. A. Assistance 75.00 

Park 11.14 

DeMoria Claim 300.00 

Water 3.84 



820.75 



Total Expenditures 
Balance, January 1, 1942 



$1,360,937.75 
134,314.87 



$1,495,252.62 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



97 



Balance, Town of Swampscott, December 31, 1941 



Dr. 





$134 314 87 




235 00 


1940 Pnll TflYP<? 


34.00 




1 543 91 


1Q41 Tflxps Poll 


388 00 


1 Q41 "T'iciyac; Ppvcati o 1 


1 833.14 




97 861 94 


1 Q40 TT.YPIQa TflYPQ 


95 35 


1 Q41 TTIypiqa TnYPc; 


1 064 92 


1940 MntVi 


75 


1941 Mnfh 


161.25 


1 941 Spwpr 


40fi 39 


1941 SiHpwalkq 


342.23 


T In a n n o rti o n p H S5 i H pwal 1c s 


1 320 86 


PvATiOvfv Tci n"\7 T^TXTTl f /VI* ToYOC 


9 fiSR 79 


Tax Titlm 


19 289 03 


1940 Water Rates 


85.25 


1941 Water Ratp^ 


8 688 21 


It/^U VV CtLCX OCX VILCo 




1 Q41 "Wat pi* Sptvippq 

It/Tl VV aLCl OCX VltCO 


1 199 54 


Liens Added to> 1940 Taxes 


42.28 


Liens Added to 1941 Taxes 


2,630!93 


Water Miscellaneous 


1.00 


Water Interest 


694.35 


Water Liens 


184.44 


D.A.R. Health 


371.43 


D.A.R. Park 


155.40 


D.A.R. Welfare 


878.06 


D.A.R. Old Age Assistance 


20.66 


D.A.R. Cemetery 


375.50 


Committed Interest 


95.49 


1939 Overlay 


255.90 


1940 Overlay 


598.66 


County Tax 


665.82 


Charles River Basin Tax State Assessments 


45.58 


Nantasket Beach Tax State Assessments 


34.62 


Metropolitan Planning Division 


25.73 


West Roxbury-Brookline Parkway 


.17 



$278,782.38 



98 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Balance, Town of Swampscott, December 31, 1941 





Cr. 


D.A.R. School 


$13.00 


Water Available Surplus 


11,135.10 


Sale of Real Estate 


543.82 


Water Revenue 


13,749.70 


Moth Revenue 


162.00 


Sewer Revenue 


406.39 


Sidewalk Revenue 


1,663.09 


Tax Title Revenue 


21,977.75 


D.A.R. Revenue 


1,788.05 


Committed Interest Revenue 


95.49 


Excise Revenue 


1,089.57 


Excess and Deficiency 


54.903.25 


1941 Overlay 


158.63 


Overlay Reserve 


879.97 


Loans in Anticipation of Revenue 


100,000.00 


Selectmen Contingent Fund W.P.A. Others 


.48 


Board of Selectmen Federal Projects 


172.23 


Police Ambulance 


86.56 


Commonwealth Avenue Outdrain Sew T er 


973.98 


King's Brook 


381.88 


Hemenway Road Project 


2,895.52 


Comminutor Station 


83.54 


Sewer Station Pump 


374.67 


Continuous Sidewalk Construction 


2,117.55 


Removal of Car Tracks, Chapter 90 


85.83 


Humphrey Street Widening 


643.00 


Allen Road 


50.78 


Highway Compressor 


443.50 


Ragweed Removal 


68.97 


U. S. Grant A.D.C. Administration 


246.45 


U. S. Grant A.D.C. Assistance 


1,711.55 


U. S. Grant O.A.A. Administration 


437.88 


U. S. Grant O.A.A. Assistance 


8,790.47 


Joanna Morse Library Fund Income 


52.55 


Ellen R. Whittle Library Fund Income 


40.20 


Mary L. Thomson Library Fund Income 


20.10 


City of Boston Welfare Claim 


1,400.00 


Warrants Payable 


271.98 


Boston & Maine Railroad Easement 


100.00 


W.P.A. Recreation Project 


9.72 


Unpaid Bills of 1940 


888.29 


General Park Project 


759.93 


Mosquito Control 


56.46 


Phillips Park Playground Equipment 


.48 


Jackson Park Recreation Lodge 


103.84 


Salem Street Water Main 


2,335.38 


Plymouth Avenue Water Main 


350.00 


Worcester Avenue Water Main 


4,400.00 


Essex Street Water Main 


9,200.00 


Forrest Avenue Water Main 


1,798.00 


Pine Hill Road Water Main 


1,970.00 


Cemetery Garage and Locker Building 


1,340.00 


Newsboys Badge Fund 


8.50 


Veterans' Exemption 


4.48 


Metropolitan Parks State Assessments 


133.24 



1941] 



ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 



99 



Account of Boulevards .50 
Metropolitan Water Loan 792.08 
Public Safety Account 14,370.00 
Emergency Civilian Defense 7,046.00 
Mass. State Guard Reserve 3,200.00 

$278,782.38 

The following were reported as unpaid at the close of the year: 

Fire $272.36 

Dog Officer 2.22 



$274.58 
I. MURRAY ADAMS, 

Town Accountant. 



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[Dec. 31 



Contributory Retirement System Board 



To the Citizens of Swampsco.tt: 

This is the fifth annual report of the Retirement Board. 

On January 14, 1941, I. Murray Adams, appointed to fill tne 
vacancy caused by the retirement of Horace R. Parker, Town Ac- 
countant, became a member, ex officio, of the Board and was ap- 
pointed secretary to same. 

The term of Malcolm Jf\ MacLean, Jr., the member of the Board 
elected by the members of the system, expired as of July 1, 1941; 
an election was held for a three-year term. Ballots were mailed 
to all members of the system and on July 15 were opened and tab- 
ulated with the following result: 

Whole number of ballots received — 34. Malcolm F. MacLean, 
Jr. received 30 and was elected. Howard L. Hamill received 1, Ches- 
ter P. Brown received 1 (his vote was not counted as he is not a 
member of the system), Kathryn B. Ingell received 1 and Arthur 
H. Parsons, Jr., 1. 

The board authorized the purchase of several investments which 
will appear in the statement of condition for the year 1941. 

There were five retirements in 1941: Horace R. Parker, John 
M. Mather, Herbert E. Wood, Simeon J. Strong, and Wallace W. 
Pratt. 

Two pensioners have died: Charles Hodgdon and Clarence Ken- 
drick. 

One member of the system died: Harold Wheeler. 
Seven members have withdrawn and eleven new members have 
been accepted. 



Membership Summary 

A. Active Members, December 31, 1941 

1. Members in Group I 72 

2. Members in Group II c 14 

Total Membership 86 

3. Deaths 2 

4. Withdrawals 7 

5. Retirements for: 

a. Superannuation 2 

b. Ordinary disability 2 

c. Accidental disability 1 

B. Pensioners 1934-1941 

1. Deaths 2 

2. Retirements for: 

a. Superannuation 6 

b. Ordinary disability 6 

c. Accidental disability 4 

C. Total Membership, December 31, 1941 

Including Beneficiaries 102 

The following is an income statement for the period January 1, 

1941 to December 31, 1941 and a statement of assets and liabilities 

as of December 31, 1941. 

Balance December 31, 1940 $22,390.09 



1941] CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT SYSTEM 101 



Income 



Contributions from members 

Group I $5,699.59 
Group II 670.23 



$6,369.82 



Contributions from Town 

For accrued liability 6,054.00 

For normal liability 3,086.00 

For expenses 707.17 

For interest deficiency 236.26 

10,083.43 

From Interest Earned 

Interest on Deposited Funds 580.00 



Total Income $17,041.25 



$39,431.34 



Disbursements 



Refunds 

Withdrawals from Group I $1,551.54 
Interest 87.84 



Administrative Expenses 

Clerical hire 546.00 

Premiums on bonds 61.24 

Stationery and postage 15.50 

Printing and advertising 24.50 

All others 110.71 



Pensions 
Group I 

Annuities 111.31 
Prior service allowances 6,353.59 
Group II 

Annuities 3.00 
Prior service allowances 3,573.49 



$1,639.38 



757.95 



10,041.39 



Total Disbursements 
Balance December 31, 1941 



$12,438.72 
$26,992.62 



102 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Investments 

Lynn Institution for Savings $3,000.00 

Salem Five Cents Savings Bank 4,000.00 

United States Bonds 3,080.00 

Salem Savings Bank 2,000.00 

Danvers Savings Bank 2,000.00 

First National Bank of Boston 3,766.50 

National Shawmut Bank 1,015.00 

Duquesne Light First 1,101.89 

Connecticut River Power 1,102.71 

Wisconsin Michigan Power 1,090.83 

Northern Indiana Public Service 1,100.42 

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 1,129.48 

Central Maine Power 1,076.35 

Detroit Edison Co. 1,120.03 $26,583.21 

Security Trust Co., Cash 409.41 



$26,992.62 

Respectfully submitted, 

LINCOLN A. PALMER, M.D., 

Chairman, 
MALCOLM F. MacLEAN, JR., 
I. MURRAY ADAMS. 



Police Department 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

As Chief of Police, I have the honor to submit to you a report 
for the Police Department covering the year of 1941, in accordance 
with the By-Laws of the Town of Swampscott: 

ROSTER 

Chief of Police 

Walter F. Reeves 

Sergeant of Police 

Francis P. Wall 

Patrolmen 

Joseph P. Ryan 
Francis E. Delano 
Frederick J. Rowe 
J. Warren Doherty 
Robert L. Cunningham 
James H. Pedrick 
Harold J. Keating 

Reserve Officers 

Leon Pappas Owen E. Smith Edward P. Carroll 

Thomas J. Cahill, Military Substitute 

Clerk 

Mary M. Pedrick 



Captain of Police 

James M. Kennedy 



Almon B. Owens 
Frank T. Roach 
Joseph L. Shanahan 
George D. Horton 
John P. Costin 
Herbert F. Frazier 



Pensioned Members 
Captain Eugene P. Brogan Patrolman Samuel Hooper 



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103 



IN MEMORIAM 

James T. Jordan 
Appointed Patrolman January 7, 1927 
Died while active member, March 16, 1941 
World War Veteran 



Arrests 

Total persons charged 68 

Male 60 

Female 5 

Juvenile 3 

Residents . . , 24 

Non-residents 44 

Total offenses charged 83 

By warrant 32 

Without warrant 28 

By summons 23 

Summonses served for other departments 220 

Causes of Arrest 

Assault and battery 2 

Breaking and entering in nighttime 1 

Breaking, entering and larceny in nighttime 1 

Default 1 

Delinquency 1 

Drunkenness 16 

Failure to pay wages 1 

Fugitive from justice 1 

Illegitimacy 2 

Larceny 2 

Larceny of automobile 3 

Motor Vehicle Law, violating: 

Affixing improper number plates 1 

Failing to keep to right of center of way 2 

Going away unknown after knowingly causing 

damage 1 

Operating negligently so as to endanger 3 

Operating uninsured motor vehicle 2 

Operating unregistered motor vehicle 2 

Operating while under influence of intoxicating 

liquor 7 

Operating with improper brakes 1 

Operating without a license 4 

Passing red light 2 

Speeding 13 

Non-support 3 

Receiver of stolen property 1 

Refusing to move on when ordered by police officer ... 1 

Threats 1 

Traffic Rules and Regulations, violating: 

All night parking 2 

Double parking 1 

Overtime parking 1 

Parked in restricted area 2 

Violation of probation 2 



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Disposition of Cases 

Committed to House of Correction 2 

Committed to State Prison 1 

Dismissed 1 

Filed 15 

Filed upon payment of costs 10 

Fined 29 

For other departments 11 

Held for Grand Jury 1 

No bill reported 1 

Not guilty 2 

Placed on probation 4 

Released 6 

Parking Violations 

Court notices issued for violations of traffic rules .... 214 

All night parking 101 

Double parking 6 

Overtime parking 4 

Parked in restricted area 77 

Parked upon private road or driveway 4 

Parked upon crosswalk 2 

Parked with right wheels more than 12 inches from 

curb 1 

Parked with left wheels at curb 19 

Miscellaneous Work 

Accidents reported and investigated 27 

Automobile accidents reported and investigated 98 

Fatalities 1 

Non-fatal injury accidents 45 

Drivers reported injured 22 

Passengers reported injured 26 

Pedestrians reported injured 6 

Bicyclists reported injured 4 

Automobile thefts and attempts reported and investi- 
gated 8 

Reports unfounded 2 

Breaking and entering cases and attempts investigated 29 

Reports unfounded 2 

Complaints investigated 663 

Defects in streets reported 29 

Disturbances quelled 23 

Dogs reported injured by motor vehicles 20 

Dogs reported killed by motor vehicles 20 

Dog complaints investigated or reported to dog officer 55 

Dogs reported lost 107 

Dogs found and turned over to owner or dog officer ... 68 

Dogs shot by police 2 

Doors and windows found o:pen and unsecured 185 

Lights in vacant buildings investigated 6 

Larceny reports $50 and over in value investigated .... 5 

Reports unfounded 2 

Larceny reports under $50 in value investigated 69 

Reports unfounded 9 

Messages delivered for other departments 100 

Obstructions removed or lighted 23 

Persons reported missing and located 31 



1941] REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 105 

Residences temporarily closed and special attention 

given 105 

Robbery reports filed 

Sale or transfer of motor vehicle notices filed 190 

Sale of second-hand motor vehicles, dealers' reports 

filed 650 

Sick persons assisted 19 

Signal system: 

Duty calls reported 21,938 

Calls to fires 106 

Calls to hospitals 124 

Street lamps reported out 198 

Suicides reported and investigated 1 

Suspicious persons interviewed 30 

Water leaks reported 17 

Windows reported broken, cases investigated 46 

Wires reported defective 7 

Stolen Property 

Amount of property reported stolen and recovered .... $275 
Amount of property reported stolen and not recovered: 

By breaking and entering $2725 

By robbery None 

Miscellaneous $425 

Amount of property recovered for other departments . . $20 
Automobiles reported stolen here and recovered else- 
where 4 

Automobiles stolen here and not recovered 

Automobiles recovered for other departments 4 



REMARKS 
Changes in Personnel 

During the year the Department suffered the loss of an efficient 
and loyal member, James T. Jordan, who died at the Chelsea Naval 
Hospital on March 16 after a brief illness. He served the town as a 
regular patrolman for more than fourteen years. He was a veteran 
of the World War. 

On April 17, Harold J. Keating was appointed a permanent pa- 
trolman, from the reserve force, to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of Patrolman Jordan. 

Edward P. Carroll, who topped the Civil Service eligible list, 
was appointed to the reserve force on November 6, to fill a vacancy 
resulting from the appointment of Harold J. Keating to the regu- 
lar department. 

[Thomas J. Cahill was appointed a military substitute reserve 
officer on November 6, from the Civil Service eligible list, to fill a 
temporary vacancy resulting from the entrance of Leon Pappas 
into the United States Army selective service on February 28. 

General Conditions 

The Department has functioned with such loyalty and interest 
in the enforcement of law that the town continues to be free of all 
serious crime. The Department performed its many tasks and fully 
co-operated with all law enforcement agencies and courts. Our 
citizens should feel proud that crime, as one understands it, is not 
such a major problem here as in other communities. 



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[Dec. 31 



Crime statistics of the country compiled by the Federal Gov- 
ernment place Swampscott near the top in a group of 505 municipal- 
ities with a population of 10,000 to 25,000, in control of criminal 
tendencies. We can justly claim that this condition is due to a rigid, 
just, and humane enforcement of law by the police. 

Practically two-thirds of the persons arrested by the members 
of this Department during the year were not residents of Swamp- 
scott. 

Morale of the Department 

The morale of the personnel is excellent. The members are ac- 
tive, energetic and most co-operative, always giving their best in 
the prevention of crime, the detection and apprehension of law- 
breakers, the protection of life and property, and the preservation 
of peace. 

The absence of crime will alone prove whether or not those ef- 
forts have been successful and whether the objects for which the 
police are appointed have been attained. 

Traffic 

In enforcing the traffic laws, the convenience of the public and 
the prosperity of our merchants as well as others must be given 
consideration. A concentrated effort has been made to have motor- 
ists obey the regulations. In many instances the public fails through 
lack of desire or heedlessness to fully co-operate with the Police 
Department, being careless and indifferent to restriction signs in 
the parking of automobiles. Such autoists leave their vehicles unlaw- 
fully upon the streets for long periods of time, to their own conven- 
ience but to. the inconvenience of others; and park in restricted areas 
where warning signs prohibiting parking are prominently posted. 

During the year, 214 court notices were issued for parking vio- 
lations. The notices were forwarded to owners of offending automo- 
biles by mail or by serving in hand to the operators. 

Uniform Crime Record and Accident Reporting 

The Department during the year continued its co-operation in 
furnishing returns each month to the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion, Washington, D. C, pertaining to serious offenses. We also have 
co-operated with the National Safety Council, Chicago, Illinois, by 
furnishing monthly reports regarding all traffic accidents. 

Swampscott ranked first place for safety with reference to mo- 
tor vehicle accidents during February, October, and December, as 
compared with forty-six communities of similar size. Credit for this 
is due in a great measure to the efficiency of the police. 

Auxiliary Police Force 

In keeping with preparations of the Federal Government for the 
defense of our country during the present world crisis, an auxiliary 
police force has been organized with a personnel of 150 men and 
4 women, of unquestionable loyalty and integrity, being trained by 
the chief of police for the purpose of coping with any emergency 
that might arise as a result of the war. The force is ready and 
available for immediate service at any time. Its members are subject 
and auxiliary to the regular police force. 

The Citizen's Part in Crime Prevention 

The Police Department is ready day and night to protect you, 
your family, and your property, but the department's effectiveness 



1941] REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 



107 



depends in a very large measure upon the prompt and intelligent co- 
operation of all Swampscott citizens. How can you co-operate? You 
can aid in the detection and suppression of crime by being alert 
and telephoning the police whenever you Observe suspicious persons 
or happenings or hear unusual noises at your own home or in the 
neighborhood. Do not attempt a personal investigation or turn on 
additional lights in the house, and do not make a lot of noise. That 
will only put the person in question on guard and prevent his cap- 
ture if he is a criminal. Go to a telephone and dial the police. Tell 
your name quietly and distinctly, the location where the police are 
needed, and what has happened. Be observant in obtaining a de- 
scription; always look for distinctive marks and peculiarities of 
physical appearance, manner, and dress. 

When your call is received at police headquarters, a patrol car 
can be directed to the scene at once by radio and no time is lost. 
Your action in telephoning might prevent or clear a crime, or even 
save a life. No complaint is too small to. be investigated. The Police 
Department is for the purpose of looking into any suspicious cir- 
cumstances. We would rather investigate many unfounded reports 
than to have a single burglary occur. 

Firearms 

The most dangerous firearm is the .22 calibre rifle, only be- 
cause it can be obtained by boys so easily. During the year the 
Department investigated many complaints of injury both to persons 
and property, caused by boys armed with this weapon. Parents al- 
low their children to purchase such rifles, having in mind the small 
calibre but overlooking the killing power. The .22 rifle is effective 
for a distance of one mile. Boys never give a thought to what is 
just beyond when aiming and serious accidents often take place. 
If parents permit their children to have these guns, regardless of 
the danger involved, the rifles should be fired only at a suitable safe 
range and under adult supervision. 

Licenses Issued and Receipts 

During the year, 123 licenses to carry a pistol or revolver were 
issued to residents. Receipts totaling $65.05 from the licenses and 
other sources were paid to the town collector. 

Expenditures 

The total expenses of the Department during the year, including 
salaries, amounted to $42,227.26. On December 31, the police ap- 
propriation showed a balance of $299.09. 

The budget submitted to the town accountant for 1942 totals 
$42,080.00. 

Appreciation 

I wish to thank the town meeting members for authorizing the 
purchase of a two-way radio system for the Police Department. I 
am sure the equipment will prove a most valuable means of police 
communication^ I also wish to thank the citizens for providing the 
Department with a modern ambulance. It was put into service in 
June and has proven highly satisfactory. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER F. REEVES, 



Chief of Police. 



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[Dec. 31 



Chief of Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Chief of the Fire Department submits the following report 
for the year ending December 31, 1941. 



Co-operation of the Fire Department and the citizens is not 
only desirable but of invaluable assistance in the extinguishing of 
fires. There can be no more beneficial co-operation than the adop- 
tion by all persons who discover fires of the practice of sounding 
the nearest fire alarm box. The fire alarm is much quicker and 
registers more accurately than other means of notification. If the 
telephone must be used, because of remote location of the alarm 
box, always dial "Operator" and then give her the location of the 
fire as well as the name and address. If possible, detail some one to 
the nearest box to pull it and direct the apparatus to fire. 



Important Notice 



Department Records 



Swampscott 



Still alarms 
Lynn 

Marblehead 



Box alarms 



92 
339 
23 
16 



470 



Equipment Used 



2V2 -inch hose 

1%-inch hose 

%-inch hose 

Booster tanks 

Indian pumps 

Ladders used 

Fyre fyters 

Hand chemicals 

Foamites 

Chimney fuses 

Salvage covers spread 

Oxygen tanks used 

Engine 1 answered 

Engine 2 answered 

Engine 3 answered 

Ladder 1 answered 

Fire alarm truck answered 

Hours of duty 



15,900 feet 
5,800 feet 
44,400 feet 



220 

334 

1,102 feet 



4 
1 
5 
2 
4 



36 
109 
287 
313 
127 

20 



449 hours, 28 minutes 



Loss and Insurance Record 



Value of buildings 
Damage to buildings 
Insurance on buildings 
Insurance paid on buildings 
Loss over insurance 
Value of contents 
Damage to contents 



$279,500.00 
6,905.00 
137,500.00 



6,605.00 
300.00 
29,200.00 
3,621.60 



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109 



Insurance on contents 27,000.00 

Insurance paid on contents 3,346.60 

Loss over insurance 275.00 

Permits Issued 

Oil burner power 89 

Oil burner range 64 

Blasting 16 
Garage applications approved 

Inspections 



During the past year an inspection division was undertaken. All 
the mercantile, public buildings and hotels were inspected and rec- 
ommendations were made, but due to lack of man power we were 
unable to follow up our recommendations or continue any inspec- 
tions. 

This is a very valuable branch of fire service and we hope in the 
near future to ibe able to undertake an efficient inspection bureau. 

Drills 

Fire drills were held in the several schools in conjunction with 
the annual Fire Prevention talks given by Mr. Luke Thompson. 
They demonstrated to our satisfaction that the pupils were well 
trained and a credit to the faculty that train them. 

First Aid 

During the past year we were able, after an invitation from 
the American Red Cross and the willingness of Luke Thompson of 
our department to accept it, to establish a First Aid Division in 
our department. Mr. Thompson, after hard study, received an in- 
structor's rating for teaching Red Cross First Aid. He has taken 
care of practically all our injuries and some cases from outside the 
department. We are happy to announce that he is available for 
any service the citizens may have need for. It is the intention of 
the National Red Cross to establish and maintain a Red Cross First 
Aid room in the Engine House under the supervision of Mr. Thomp- 
son, but due to lack of room and funds this will have to be post- 
poned. In conjunction with his work we have installed a few new 
pieces of equipment and as fast as room and money become avail- 
able we hope in the near future to have a first aid organization of 
which the town will be proud. 

Due to the generosity and foresight of the American Legion we 
were presented with an Inhalator. This machine has paid for itself 
on numerous occasions. We have instructed all our men as to the 
operation, along with our first aid classes. The machine is available 
24 hours a day, and we invite the public to call on us for this ser- 
vice. Following is the report on its use for 1941. 

Hours of service 163 

Number of oxygen tanks 36 

First aid treatments 14 

Fire Alarm 

Our fire alarm system is in good condition at present. Due to 
the opening of new districts of the town, laying out of new streets 
and the installation of new hydrants, our fire alarm system is fast 
losing its efficiency. (Therefore, rather than delay things until a 
large sum of money will have to be appropriated to bring the sys- 
tem up to standard requirements we propose a four-year plan be 
put in operation to take care of said expansions or any others to 
come. In this program we intend to rearrange our layout so that 



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[Dec. 31 



unprotected areas will be covered, relocate our boxes, install new 
ones where needed and run such wires as are required and keep up 
with the growth of our town. Some of our equipment will have to 
be replaced from year to year due to the elements. Fire alarm 
boxes will be numbered in districts. Under this program our fire 
alarm can be kept in first class condition. 

During the past year a Loud Speaker line was installed between 
our station and Fire Alarm Headquarters of Marblehead eliminat- 
ing any delay in our summoning Marblehead to our aid. 

Due to a new pole program by the Lynn Gas & Electric Company 
we were obliged to go to considerable expense in changing our wires 
to the new poles. This required much stock and labor, so depleted 
our stock of fire alarm supplies. Therefore, we feel that with the 
acceptance of this program in conjunction with our regular budget 
we can operate the fire alarm assignment efficiently. 

We ask that the sum of $1,000.00 be appropriated to be used 
for fire alarm expansion and necessary improvements. 



Some repairs were made on this building the past year. The 
building is still in need of further repairs. An extensive shingling 
job, and the entire building should be painted inside and outside. 
An oil burner, large enough to heat the building should be installed 
as soon as possible. With these repairs completed, and then under 
a yearly maintenance program this building would be good for 
years of service. This will cost approximately $1,500.00. I re- 
quest that an article covering this project be inserted in the Annual 
Town Warrant. 



During the past year this building has undergone such repairs 
as funds would allow. The building is complete with the exception 
of painting. I feel if sufficient funds are added to our budget to 
cover the cost of materials, the interior of this building can be 
painted with a substantial saving to. the town. From estimates 
given to me by painters the cost of materials will cost approximately 
S400.00. I suggest that this amount be added to our maintenance 
budget. This building should also be painted on the outside in 
the near future. 



W T e feel at this time that more permanent men should be added 
to the Fire Department. Our town is known as a bedroom town 
(residential). This makes it impossible for us to maintain our 
Call-Man Force up to its peak. Our modern apparatus and equip- 
ment are useless unless you have men to operate them. W T e need 
men when we arrive at fires and have found in the past that we 
were at a g:eat disadvantage due to this fact. Our Call Force, 
due to conditions over which we have no control, is practically use- 
less unless the fire is of such magnitude or after working hours so 
that they have time to arrive. This condition should be remedied. 
We have 20 permanent men as follows: 1 Chief, 1 Deputy-Chief, 2 
Captains, and 16 Privates (10 men on a shift), divided as follows: 
3 men at Phillips Beach, 7 men at Central Fire Engine House. It 
is almost impossible for 2 men to put any piece of apparatus to 
work outside of incipient fires. This condition occurred at a recent 
fire. 



§1,000.00 
§1,000.00 
$1,000.00 
$1,000.00 



1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 



Buildings — Phillips Beach House 



Central House 



Permanent Men 



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111 



During- woods fire seasons, dump fires, and sickness, these pieces 
have only one man and at times we have to leave one in quarters 
due to no operators. We feel that two men should be added to this 
assignment putting- three men on each piece at all times. This, 
in conjunction with our off shift, would enable us to put our ma- 
chines to work efficiently. 

Apparatus 

We have one 1,000-gallon pump, one 600-gallon pump, and one 
350-gallon pump, which was installed on an old 1932 chassis and is 
known as Engine No. 3, one ladder truck (27 years old), one fire 
alarm truck, and one Chief's car. This equipment is in good con- 
dition at present. 

Due to numerous runs to the Windsor Avenue dump in this and 
past years, we ran into a continuous repair "problem, and as long 
as this dump condition continues we will always have this repair 
problem. Our own mechanic, with the help of the men, has made 
some fine improvements and has installed a number of useful 
pieces of equipment at practically no. expense to the town, among 
the outstanding are the new 1'%-inch hose hookups on all engines, 
temporary floodlights, life preservers, first aid equipment and many 
others. 

Engine No. 1 has undergone extensive repairs, after a complete 
breakdown, this was done at a cost of $600.00. It is now in fine 
condition. 

Engine No. 2 needs immediate attention, which I have already 
recommended to the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Ladder No. 1 is also in need of immediate repairs. These have 
already been recommended to the Board. Our truck is 27 years old 
and will have to be replaced soon. I have already suggested a 
plan to take care of this emergency. 

War Emergency 

In line with all other communities we have enlisted and trained 
an auxiliary fire force. We have 35 fully trained men, both in Fire 
work and First Aid. These men need equipment and as soon as it 
is obtained these men will be assigned to different parts of the town, 
thus giving us emergency protection all over town. I would like 
at this time to thank Acting Captain Thompson for his fine work 
in training these men. Due to his extensive Air Raid instruction 
about town I have had to appoint C. L. Stover to the position, in- 
structing the new men that are rajridly signing up. I have entered 
an emergency list to which the town should give some considera- 
tion, as this is an urgent matter. It is only with proper equipment 
and personnel we can hope to cope with the dangers facing us. 

Recommendations 

I request that articles covering the following, be inserted in the 
Annual Town Warrant. 

1. Fire alarm extension under a four year plan, $1,000.00 each 
year. 

2. Repairs on Phillips Beach House, $1,500.00. 

3. Addition to Maintenance Budget, S400.00. 

4. Addition of 2 Permanent Men, $2,400.00. 

5. Sinking-fund for new Ladder Truck. 

I wish to thank the Fire Engineers and personnel of my de- 
partment for the co-operation and assistance during the year. 

C. H. LAMPARD, 
Chief of Fire Department. 



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[Dec. 31 



Board of Health 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Health herewith submits the following report for 
the year ending December 31, 1941, together with those of its various 
officers: 

The citizens of Swampscott have, from a public health stand- 
point enjoyed a very healthy year. 

The number of communicable diseases reported is the lowest 
since 1938. Chicken pox has been the leading discease the past year. 

Five new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis were reported during 
the past year. One death has occurred. Three resident cases of the 
disease were admitted to Essex Sanatorium and five resident cases 
have been discharged therefrom to continue treatment at home. At 
the present time there are no cases at the sanatorium at the ex- 
pense of this department. The X-raying of pupils in the public 
schools was confined to those attending the eleventh grade this 
year. One hundred and eleven out of a grade population of 137 
were X-rayed and five cases of child-type tuberculosis and one case 
of adult-type were found. The adult-type case is receiving institu- 
tional treatment and the child-type cases are under the supervision 
of this department. 

Thirty-six residents and 13 non-residents have been bitten by 
dogs during the past year. Anti-rabic treatment has not been nec- 
essary in any of the cases reported. One hundred forty-five dogs 
were inoculated against rabies and one hundred and thirty-six own- 
ers of dogs reported that their dogs had been privately inoculated 
against the disease. 

Owing to the lack of cooperation and interest on the part of 
the parents the usual Pre-school Clinics were not held this year. 
The usual dental examinations have been made this year and cor- 
rections made when the parents' consent was given. 

Through the cooperation and assistance of Frederick Burk, 
very little trouble was experienced with mosquitoes this year. The 
fact that we were able to start the work before the warm weather 
was also instrumental in the elimination of the pests. 

The installation of the comminutors at the Sewer Pumping Sta- 
tion, as ordered by the State Department of Public Health, should 
and without a doubt will eliminate the conditions which have exist- 
ed along our shores and beaches. 

Considerable trouble with promiscuous dumping of rubbish and 
other waste material upon vacant lots of land throughout the town 
has been experienced the past year. This condition has been due 
principally to the lack of a public dumping place. Conditions of this 
kind are bound to exist unless something is done to provide a place 
where excess waste material can be deposited. We firmly believe that 
such a place is^a necessity and that our citizens should be provided 
with a place for dumping. 

A detailed report of the work of the department will be found 
in the reports of our various officers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LORING GRIMES, M.D., 
CHESTER P. BROWN, M.D., 
G. JEFFREY NICHOLS. 



1941] REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 113 



Health Officer 



To the Board of Health: 

I herewith submit the following report for the year ending 
December 31, 1941: 

The following is a summary of the work of the department 
during the year: 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC 



Boys Girls Totals 

Population of Grade 11 61 76 137 

No. X-rayed 49 62 111 

Per cent X-rayed 80.3 81.5 81.0 

Grade 12 children X-rayed 17 12 29 

Number found with adult-type 10 1 

Adult-type in total number X-rayed 2% .9% 

Childhood-type case found 2 3 5 
Per cent childhood-type in total number 

children X-rayed 4.% 4.8% 4.5% 

Non-tuberculous pulmonary disease Oil 

Number X-rayed in other Grades 12 12 24 



SUMMARY OF PHYSICALS 



(St. John School) 

Number of children examined 318 

Number of children with defects 167 

Number of children without defects 151 

Number of defects found 241 

Number of defects corrected 123 

Number of children with defects corrected 82 

PHYSICAL DEFECTS 

(St. John School) 

Mucous membrane 

Nutrition 

Posture 3 

Scalp 

Skin 

Eyes 36 

Ears 

Glands 

Tonsils (diseased) 64 

Adenoids 1 

Mentality 

Nose 

Heart 36 

Lungs 

Feet and spine 40 

Nerves 

Teeth 

Underweight 61 



241 



114 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

DIPHTHERIA IMMUNIZATION 



1941 







Toxoid 


Test before 


Test after 


Toxoid Toxoid Test 






less 


than 


Toxoid 


Toxoid 


without 


after 


only 


A 

Be 


3 dos 


>es 3 do; 


3es Pos. Neg. 


Pos. 


Neg. 


test 


test 




Under 1 


7 


o 








o 


o 


7 


o 


o 


1 


8 


2 














10 


o 


o 


2 


5 


1 














6 








3 


5 

















5 








4 


4 








2 








4 








5 


16 


2 


1 


9 








17 


1 





6 


22 


4 


1 


27 


1 


9 


24 


1 


1 


7 


9 








22 


11 


11 


1 


9 


2 


8 


7 


3 


4 


11 


6 


14 





10 





9 


4 


1 


1 


4 


2 


13 


2 


3 





10-14 


1 





1 








2 





1 





15-19 






























88 13 8 75 20 49 76 25 3 



1941] 



REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 



115 



COMMUNICABLE DISEASES REPORTED 1941 





l 


Feb. 


Mar. 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


-4-> 

<y 
O 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Totals 


Actinomycosis 





A 
\J 




A 

u 


n 
u 


A 
\J 


A 
V) 


n 
u 


A 
\J 







n 

v 


A 
V 


Anterior 




























poliomyelitis 





A 
V) 


A 

yj 


A 
U 



u 


A 
U 


A 
\J 


A 

v 


A 

V 








A 

i/ 


n 


Cerebro-spinal 




























meningitis 





A 


A 

u 


A 


A 

u 


A 
\J 


A 
U 


A 

u 


A 
\f 






u 


A 


n 

u 


Cat bite 





A 
\) 


a 
i/ 


o 
u 


A 
V 


A 
\J 


A 

yj 


A 
V 


J. 





A 
V 


o 

V 


i 

j. 


Chicken pox 


10 


AO 

4Z 


16 


1 


A 

4 


-t 
1 


1 


A 


1 





A 


Q 


<o 


Diphtheria 





A 
U 


fl 


A 
U 


C\ 
\J 


\J 


A 
\J 


A 
U 


A 
U 





A 
U 


A 

u 


V 


Dog bite 


3 


A 
U 


o 


/? 
D 


Q 

o 


A 

4 


r 
D 


Q 
O 


1 


3 


-i 
1 


f\ 

u 


OD 


Encephalitis 




























lethargica 





A 


U 


A 


U 


r\ 
U 


U 


rv 
U 


A 

y) 





u 


A 


r\ 

U 


German 




























Measles 





o 







1 







o 


o 





1 


o 


4 


Impetigo 





1 


5 





























6 


Measles 








5 


6 























2 


13 


Mumps 





1 











1 


2 





1 





3 


22 


30 


Ophthalmia 




























neonatorum 









































Pneumonia 




























(Lobar) 


2 














2 




















4 


Scabies 





























1 








1 


Scarlet fever 


2 


1 


3 


4 


2 


1 


2 

















15 


Supperative 




























conjunctivitis 









































Tetanus 











1 


























1 


Tuberculosis 




























(Pulmonary) 


2 


1 


1 

















1 











5 


Tuberculosis 




























(Other forms) 









































Typhoid fever 









































Undulant 




























fever 









































Whooping 




























cough 


1 


1 








1 


2 


1 


1 


2 





4 


1 


14 



Totals 20 47 29 19 16 12 11 4 7 4 9 28 206 



116 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



COMMUNICABLE DISEASE STATISTICS 1932-1941 



i > 


1932 


1933 


1934 


1935 


1936 


1937 


1938 


1939 


1940 


1941 


Totals 


Actinomycosis 


























1 





1 


Anterior poliomyelitis 








4 





5 














9 


Cat bite 





2 


1 








2 


1 


1 





1 


8 


Cerebro-spinal 
























meningitis 


























1 





1 


Chicken pox 


22 


130 


54 


36 


179 


112 


30 


96 


40 


76 


775 


Diphtheria 


5 


1 





1 


1 





1 











9 


Dog bite 


24 


27 


44 


59 


59 


55 


46 


46 


48 


36 


444 


Encephalitis 
























lethargica 











1 


1 


1 














3 


German meales 


5 


1 


1 


241 


135 


8 


1 


2 


6 


4 


404 


Impetigo 


10 


16 


13 


6 


25 


17 


11 


28 


20 


6 


152 


Influenza 


1 


5 


























6 


Malaria 





1 


























1 


Measles 


350 


I 


1 47 


u 


fift 

\J\J 


394 


7 


7 


7R 
l o 


1 3 

J-O 


QQ3 


Mumps 


13 


58 


252 


16 


78 


41 


18 


19 


5 


30 


530 


Monkey bite 











1 




















1 


Ophthalmia 
























neonatorum 


4 


9 


4 


4 


6 


4 





1 


1 





33 


Pellagra 








1 























1 


Pneumonia (Lobar) 


3 


7 


6 


7 


8 


5 


9 


12 


5 


4 


66 


Eingworm 

















1 














1 


Scabies 


10 


5 


1 





2 


1 


1 


11 


2 


1 


34 


Scarlet fever 


69 


53 


21 


21 


43 


11 


22 


20 


13 


15 


288 


Septic sore throat 





1 


























1 


Suppurative 
























conjunctivitis 























1 


1 





2 


Tetanus 





























1 


1 


Tuberculosis 
























(Pulmonary) 


4 


4 


7 


4 


3 


7 


5 


2 


6 


5 


47 


Tuberculosis 
























(Other forms) 


1 


1 


3 


1 


1 


5 


3 





1 





16 


Typhoid fever 


2 


1 





3 





1 





1 


1 





9 


Undulant fever 


























1 





1 


Whooping cough 


67 


13 


78 


7 


39 


142 


19 


9 


87 


14 


475 




590 


336 


633 


418 


640 


742 


174 


256 


317 


206 


4312 



1941] REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 117 

DEATHS FROM COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 1932-1941 



CO 


CO 




lO 


CO 


t- 


00 


Oi 


o 


r-i 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 


CO 






OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 


OS 



Anterior poliomyelitis 



































Cerebro-spinal 
























meningitis 



































Chicken pox 



































Diphtheria 



































Encephalitis 
























lethargica 














1 

















1 


German measles 



































Influenza 














1 





a 











1 


Malaria 



































Measles 

















1 














1 


Mumps 



































Pellagra 








1 























1 


Pneumonia (Lobar) 


3 


2 


4 


2 


4 





1 


2 








18 


Scarlet fever 



































Septic sore throat 



































Tetanus 



































Tuberculosis 
























(Pulmonary) 





2 


3 


1 





1 


3 








1 


11 


Tuberculosis 
























(Other forms) 





1 





1 


1 

















3 


Typhoid fever 



































Whooping cough 





































3 


5 


8 


4 


7 


2 


4 


2 





1 


36 



SWAMPSCOTT RESIDENTS DYING OUT OF TOWN FROM 
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES 



Pulmonary tuberculosis 



Male 
1 



Female Totals 
1 



DEATHS FROM ALL CAUSES 

Male Female Totals 

Cancer and Other Tumors: 

Cancer of breast 2 2 

Cancer of intestine 2 2 

Cancer of ovary 2 2 

Cancer of prostate 1 1 

Cancer of sigmoid 1 1 

Cancer of stomach 3 3 



11 



118 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Diseases of the Nervous System and Sense Organs: 

Cerebral hemorrhage 3 7 

Cerebral tension 1 

Cerebral thrombosis 1 

Parkinsons disease 1 

5 8 

Diseases Peculiar to the First Year of Life: 

Premature . . . . 3 1 

Diseases of the Digestive System: 

Intestinal obstruction 1 

Diseases of the Respiratory System: 

Bronchitis, acute 1 

Oedema of lungs 1 

Pneumonia, broncho 1 4 

2 5 

Violent or Accidental Deaths: 

Automobile accident 1 

Suicide by hanging 1 



10 
1 
1 
1 

13 

4 

1 

1 
1 

5 



2 2 

Rheumatism, Diseases of Nutrition and of the Endocrine Glands 
and Other General Diseases: 

Male Female Totals 

Diabetes gangrene 1 1 

Rheumatic heart disease 1 1 

112 

111 Denned and Unknown Causes: 

Sudden death 4 3 7 

Senility: 

Old age 1 1 

Diseases of the Circulatory System: 

Arterio sclerosis 4 1 5 

Coronary occlusion 2 1 3 

Coronary sclerosis 1 1 

Coronary thrombosis 3 6 9 

Dilatation of heart 1 1 2 

Hypertensive heart disease 1 

Mitral stenosis 1 1 

Myocarditis, chronic 3 2 5 

Pulmonary embolism 1 1 2 

Valvular heart disease 1 1 

16 14 30 

Diseases of the Genitourinary System: 

Cystitis 1 1 

Nephritis, chronic 1 1 2 

2 13 

Diseases of the Skin and of the Celluar Tissue: 

Abscess of mid-back 1 1 

Congenital Malformations: 

Congenital heart 1 1 

Spina Bifida 1 1 



1941] REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 119 
BIRTHS IN TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 5 3 8 

February 2 7 9 

March 10 7 17 

April 4 2 6 

May 8 5 13 

June 5 5 10 

July 4 3 7 

August 1 6 7 

September 5 6 11 

October 1 2 3 

November 5 2 7 

December 1 3 4 



51 51 102 



RESIDENT BIRTHS OUT OF TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 4 6 10 

February 4 2 6 

March 4 2 6 

April 5 6 11 

May 2 12 14 

June 17 11 28 

July 10 6 16 

August , 6 4 10 

September 2 6 8 

October 9 2 11 

November 1 3 4 

December 



64 60 124 



RESIDENT BIRTHS IN TOWN 

Month Male Female Total 

January 2 1 3 

February 2 2 

March 1 2 3 

April 1 1 2 

May 3 1 4 

June 1 1 2 

July 1 1 

August 2 2 

September 1 3 4 

October 

November 2 2 

December 1 1 



12 14 26 



120 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 



NON-RESIDENT BIRTHS IN TOWN 

Month . Male Female Totals 

January 3 2 5 

February , 2 , . 5 7 

March 9 5 14 

April . 3 1 4 

May 5 4 9 

June 4 4 8 

July 3 3 6 

August 1 4 5 

September 4 3 7 

October . 1 2 3 

November 3 2 5 

December 1 2 3 



39 37 76 

DEATHS IN TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 6 5 11 

February , 10 10 

March 5 6 11 

April 3 5 8 

May . 1 1 2 

June 4 2 6 

July 2 1 3 

August 4 4 8 

September 5 3 8 

October 1 1 2 

November 4 4 8 

December 4 3 7 



39 45 84 

DEATHS OUT OF TOWN 

Month Male Female Totals 

January 3 1 4 

February 1 3 4 

March 4 2 6 

April 1 3 4 

May 3 1 4 

June 

July 2 2 

August 4 4 

September 2 2 4 

October 1 1 2 

November 1 1 2 

December 



18 18 36 



1941] 



REPORT OF HEALTH OFFICER 



121 



MORTUARY REPORT 

Male Female Totals 

Stillbirths 2 1 3 

Death under 1 year 5 1 6 

From 1 to 2 years 

From 2 to 3 years .0 

From 3 to 4 years 

From 4 to 5 years 

From 5 to 10 years 

From 10 to; 20 years 1 1 

From 20 to 30 years 2 2 

From 30 to 40 years 1 1 

From 40 to 50 years 1 3 4 

From 50 to 60 years 4 8 12 

From 60 to 70 years 3 8 11 

From 70 to 80 years 17 15 32 

From 80 to 90 years 4 6 10 

From 90 to: 100 years 2 3 5 

100 years and over 

39 45 84 



SUMMARY OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS 



Deaths in Swampscott during 1941 84 

Non-residents dying in Swampscott 14 

Swampscott residents dying out of town 36 

Total deaths of Swampscott residents 1941 106 

Death rate per 1,000 9.9 

Total number resident deaths, male 50 

Total number resident deaths, female 56 

Average age, males 60.2 

Average age, females 67.7 

Deaths under 1 year in town 6 

Deaths under 1 year out of town 2 

Total births in town, resident 26 

Total (births in town, non-resident 76 

Total births out of town 124 

Stillbirths in town 3 

Stillbirths out of town 1 



SUMMARY OF WORK 



No. of communicable diseases reported 206 

No. of cases placarded 32 

Cases investigated 53 

Cases released 201 

Certificates issued to attend school and work 119 

Children excluded from school 120 

Suspected cases of communicable diseases 9 

Quarantine violations 2 

Reports to: 

State and District Health Officer 246 

State (Deaths) 52 

Other cities and towns 11 

Schools 97 

Laundryman 6 

Milkman 15 

Inspector of Animals 47 



122 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Miscellaneous 78 

No. of communicable disease complaints 4 

No. of communicable disease conferences 164 

No. of communicable disease inquiries 166 

No. of articles fumigated 62 

No. of children given Schick Test 155 

No. of immunizing doses of Toxoid given 231 

No. patients admitted to sanatoriums 5 

No. patients discharged from sanatoriums 5 

Cultures submitted for examination 35 

Sputum specimens submitted for examination 10 

Miscellaneous specimens submitted for examination ... 58 
Complaints received: 

Ashes 204 

Garbage 222 

Dead animals 43 

Miscellaneous 512 

No. of inspections made 407 

Verbal notices given 331 

Written notices to abate 29 

Legal notices to abate 7 

No. of children X-rayed for tuberculosis 164 

No. of persons examined and X-rayed for tuberculosis 79 

No. of dogs inoculated against rabies 145 

No,, of conferences 684 

No. of inquiries 1557 

No. premature births reported 6 

Laboratory supplies furnished 247 

Letters written 1424 

No. telephone calls 4736 

No. of persons visiting office 5516 

Miscellaneous 2172 

PERMITS AND LICENSES 

The following permits have been issued during the past year: 

Burial 95 

To keep ducks 2 

To keep fowl 59 

To keep pigeons 2 

To keep rabbits 2 

To torch for fish 4 

To construct cesspools and drains 11 

To funeral directors 2 

To maintain dump on private premises 1 

The following licenses have been issued during the past year: 

To sell methyl alcohol 8 

To collect soap grease 1 

To sell non-alcoholic beverages ... 1 

Miscellaneous 

Victualler's licenses approved 22 

The sum of $30.00 has been collected for licenses and permits 
issued during the year and said amount has been paid to the Col- 
lector and his receipt obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARENCE W. HORTON, 

Health Officer. 



1941] 



REPORT OF MILK INSPECTOR 



123 



Health Nurse 



To, the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the following report for the year 



ending December 31, 1941: 

Communicable diseases placarded 26 

Communicable diseases investigated 49 

Examinations for contagious diseases 1449 

Examinations for release 42 

Exclusions from school . . ; 11 

Physical examinations 1178 

Dental examinations 1683 

Home visits 631 

School visits 201 

Kindergarten visits 31 

Tuberculosis patients visited 117 

Follow-up visits 79 

Sanitary investigations 1 

Schick test 231 

Clinics and meetings 36 

New baby conferences 173 

Consultations 34 

Violations of quarantine 1 

Clinic children weighed 29 

Parochial school children weighed 310 

Tuberculosis clinic examinations 164 

Eye examinations (Parochial School) 308 

Miscellaneous 233 



Respectfully submitted, 

EVELYN ANDERSON, R.N., 

Health Nurse. 



Milk Inspector 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the following report for the 
year ending December 31, 1941: 

The following licenses and permits have been issued during the 



year: 

To sell milk (dealers) 32 

To sell milk (stores) 43 

To sell frozen desserts 35 

To sell oleomargarine ' 3 



The sum of $56.50 has been collected for the licenses and per- 
mits and said amount has been paid to the Collector and his receipt 
obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLARENCE W. HORTON, 

Health Officer. 



124 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Dental Clinic 



Tq the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the following report for the 
year ending December 31, 1941: 

The teeth of our school children show the results of the super- 
vision and dental care that is given them by the clinic to such an 
extent that when a new child enters our school system, from another 
community, its dental deficiency is immediately noticeable. 

The results of our adhering strictly to the policy of full dentis- 
try for every child up to and including the sixth grades are re- 
flected through the schools. 

A detailed summary of the work follows: 

Extractions (temp, teeth) 215 

Extractions (perm, teeth) 9 

Local anaesthetic 163 

Pulp cappings 

Fillings (temp, teeth) 520 

Fillings (perm, teeth) 550 

Prophylaxis 306 

Miscellaneous operations 73 

Examinations 1419 

Notification cards sent to parents 416 

Full dentistry cases 308 



To the Board of Health: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the following report for the 
year ending December 31, 1941: 



The sum of S314.00 has been collected for the plumbing per- 
mits issued during the year and said amount has been paid to the 
Collector and his receipt obtained. 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES J. FENELON, D.M.D., 

Dentist in Charge. 



Inspector of Plumbing 



Plumbing permits issued 
Installations approved . . 



112 
114 



Respectfully submitted, 



EDWARD C. PHILLIPS. 



Plumbing Inspector. 



1941] REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 



125 



Town Counsel's Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The following is my report as Town Counsel for the year 1941. 

Numerous opinions and interpretations of Law have been given 
to persons in official capacities in the Town during the year on mat- 
ters relating to authority and duty under the Law. 

Pleadings were prepared and filed in Court in connection with 
suits brought against the Town, and all claims presented to me were 
investigated and reported upon to you. 

Trials in Court were had on several appeals from decisions of 
the Board of Appeals of Swampscott, on matters relating to Zoning. 

Suits were started and entered in Court in behalf of several de- 
partments of the Town for claims against certain persons who were 
allegedly indebted to the Town. 

Hearings were attended before your Board on various matters, 
and one hearing before the Alcoholic Beverages Commission, in Bos- 
ton, on an appeal from your refusal to grant a license to dispense 
wines and malt beverages. 

Deeds, contracts and other legal documents have been prepared 
and approved in connection with the activities of Town Boards, De- 
partments and Committees. 

Changes in the Laws of the Commonwealth in recent years re- 
lating to authority and duties of certain Boards and Departments, 
and to procedure to be followed by them under the Law, necessitate 
a study of all of the By-Laws, and rules and regulations now in 
effect in the Town of Swampscott, and such amendments made as 
are necessary; I so recommend. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LESTER B. MORLEY, 

Town Counsel. 

Planning Board 



To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott: 

The Planning Board daring the year held six hearings as re- 
quired by law, on plans submitted for proposed land developments, 
and gave their approval to such of those as conformed to the by- 
laws of the Town and rules and regulations. 

Zoning 

Due to conditions existing at the present time the Board feels 
that they should not ask the Town for money to carry on the check- 
ing of the Zoning By-Laws and Building By-Laws and consequently 
will not publish the new book containing all the amendments to the 
same. 



126 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

During the past year we appproved the plans for the Com- 
minutor Station which was built by the Sewer Department at their 
Station on Humphrey Street. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES R. MADDOCK, 

Chairman, 

GEORGE J. NICHOLS, 

Secretary, 
THOMAS W. DUNCAN, 
ALFRED L. RICHARDS, 
ARTHUR McGOVERN, 

Planning Board. 



Public Welfare Visitor 



I herewith submit my annual report as Investigator and Visitor 
for the Board of Public Welfare and Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 

Our Old Age Assistance figures this year show a total of 191 
cases who received this assistance. On December 31, 1941 there 
were 162 actually on our rolls. 

Because this year has been a war boom period, many Old Age 
Assistance cases have needed reinvestigation as the children of many 
of them are now engaged in defense work. The result of these inves- 
tigations showed that some of the children were able to take more 
financial responsibility in the care of their parents. In some in- 
stances we were able to remove recipients entirely from our rolls 
and in other cases it was necessary to make reductions in individual 
allotments. These investigations were made at the request of the 
State Department of Public Welfare and entailed a great deal of 
extra work on my part but saved many extra dollars in our depart- 
mental expenses. 

Most of the needy persons now on our Welfare rolls are chronic 
invalids, aliens or persons too old to obtain employment even on the 
W. P. A. 

We have had sixteen Aid to Dependent Children cases, that is 
mothers with dependent children under 18 years of age who have 
no other means of support. In accordance with the law I have to 
make quarterly visits on these families as well as those on general 
relief. 

Because of the passage of the Selective Service Law and pres- 
ent war conditions Civilian Conservation Corps enrollments have 
dropped to the vanishing point. 

This year as in former years, I have received the fullest co- 
operation from the Swampscott Family Welfare and the Visiting 
Nurse, Miss Sylvia K. Chesley, in addition to all other charitable 
organizations in the town, and at this time wish to extend my 
thanks and appreciation. 

DONALD REDFERN, 

Visitor. 



1941] 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



127 



Building Inspector 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Gentlemen: I herewith submit the following report for the year 
ending December 31, 1941. 



Dwellings 
New 

Alterations and Additions 

Private Garages 
New 

Alterations and Additions 

Town Buildings 

Sewer Comminutor 

Miscellaneous 
Playhouse 
Greenhouse , 
Camp 

Fog Eliminator House 
Waiting Room 
Library 

Demolish Dwellings 
Demolish Sheds 



Building Permits 
Permits to, shingle 



No. of Inspections (buildings) 
No. of Inspections (shingling) 



Amount of building fees collected 
Elevator operators Licenses issued 
New 

Renewals 



Permits 


Estimated 


Issued 


^OSl 


OA 

oU 


<R1 77 900 00 


OO 


ko 71 c no 


A 1 

41 


OA IOC AO 


2 


2,750.00 


1 


5,600.00 


1 


a cfio no 


1 


225.00 


1 


1,250.00 


1 


•4 AAA AA 

1,000.00 


1 


750.00 


1 


2,600.00 


4 




2 




122 


$278,715.00 


122 




49 




171 




312 




49 




361 






$148.00 


1 


1.00 


5 


2.50 




$151.50 



All hotels and elevators have been inspected and returns made 
to the State. Several complaints of violations of the building laws 
have been investigated and in all cases adjustments made. 

Frequent examinations were made of buildings in course of 
construction and repair. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RAYMOND O. DOANE, 



Building Inspector. 



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[Dec. 31 



School Committee, 1941 



Marion D. Morse, Chairman 
Edgar U. Burdett 
Bernard F. Carey 
Ralph N. Murray- 
Amos E. Russell 



7 Millett Road 
56 Elmwood Road 
63 Orchard Road 
79 Banks Road 
66 Kensington Lane 



LYnn 2-2203 
LYnn 2-3853 
LYnn 3-3696 
LYnn 5-0597 
LYnn 3-6464 

Regular meeting, second Wednesday of each month. 

Superintendent of Schools and Secretary of the School Committee 

Frank L. Mansur 

88 Banks Road LYnn 3-2193 

The office of the Superintendent of Schools is open on school 
days from 8.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.; Saturdays from 9.00 A.M. to 12.00 



M. 



School Calendar 1942 



Winter term begins Monday, January 5 

Winter term closes Friday, February 20 

Spring term begins Monday, March 2 

Spring term closes Friday, April 17 

Summer term begins Monday, April 27 

High School Graduation Friday, June 12 

Fall term begins Wednesday, September 9 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

The School Committee submits the following report for the year 
1941: 

In order to conform with the selectmen's request to "stream- 
line" reports for the sake of economy, we refer you to the superin- 
tendent's record for information concerning the school's finances, 
buildings, and educational program. 

During the past year the trend in education has been to place 
greater emphasis on vocational training with the aim of fitting our 
youth for their very important place in the defense program. From 
the superintendent's report you will see that we have tried to make 
pro.gress in this direction. 

Now the all-important interest is in the school's policy in re- 
gard to the great emergency we are facing. Even before war was 
declared and before we had the emergency "alert," plans were be- 
ing discussed for the protection of the children. As definite steps 
as possible were taken with what meager information was avail- 
able. Although the tempo was necessarily slow, these were steps 
in the right direction. 



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129 



Now we are working in conjunction with the state department 
and the local defense board and will cooperate to the fullest extent. 
In matters to be decided locally in connection with the individual 
schools, we shall rely on the guidance and judgment of the school 
department heads — judgment born of long years of experience with 
children — and a knowledge of the school buildings and equipment. 
This will assure a safe and sane procedure. It is a tremendous re- 
sponsibility and we are fortunate indeed in having as superintendent, 
a man of clear vision, in whose hands lies the safety of your children 
and ours during school hours. 

Our policy has been and will be: 

1st: To see that the children are as physically safe as is pos- 
sible. 

2nd: To maintain the highest possible standard of morale. 

3rd: To have the childrens' education continue with as little 
interruption as is possible, and to keep it at the same high level it 
has previously attained. 

We place these aims in this order deliberately for a child can- 
not develop normally nor study intelligently, unless he feels phys- 
ically secure and mentally calm. 

We make these plans with the earnest hope that the emergency 
for which they are a preparation will never occur. We hope in the 
handling of our defense program to bring to the children of the 
Swampscott Schools a realization of what it means to live in a de- 
mocracy. Our democracy is in peril. Let us not forget "the school 
is the chief instrumentality set up in America for the training of 
our citizens, for developing and maintaining thoughtful patriotism 
and for handing down the traditions of our American way of life 
to future generations." 



Respectfully submitted, 

MARION D. MORSE, 



Chairman, 



EDGAR U. BURDETT, 
BERNARD F. CAREY, 
RALPH N. MURRAY, 
AMOS. E. RUSSELL. 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 



$199,400.00 



Expenditures 
General Control 
Instructional Service 
Operation of Plants 
Maintenance 
Capital Outlay 
Auxiliary Agencies 
Adult Alien Education 



$7,051.07 
156,797.66 
26,238.24 
4,081.38 



190.25 
4,257.11 
772.04 



199,387.75 



Unexpended balance 



$12.25 



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[Dec. 31 



Credits to the Department 

General Receipts $148.43 
Tuition Received — General 1,176.22 
Tuition, State Department Public Welfare 398.51 
State Refund, Adult Alien Education 360.00 
State Refund, Trade and Vocational Schools 236.02 
State Refund, General School Fund 15,155.80 



$17,474.98 

Net Cost of Schools $181,912.77 



To the School Committee of the Town of Swampscott 
Mrs. Morse, and Gentlemen: 

The perspective for viewing the accomplishments of the year 
now closing is so warped by the magnitude of the happenings in 
the present month, that one must pause to re-establish events in 
their proper places and proportion in reviewing the work of the 
year. 

The entire period has, of course, been colored by world events. 
Much of our teaching has been directed towards a better under- 
standing of the tenets and ideals of Democracy. School assemblies 
have stressed our faith in our own American institutions. The 
High School program on "Bill of Rights" Day was well worked 
out and most impressive. We have paid special attention, partic- 
ularly in classes considering current events and international trends, 
to relations with our South American neighbors in order to clarify 
the mutual interests and obligations between these nations and 
ourselves. 

Meanwhile, we have striven to maintain our scholastic ideals 
and to refine our instructional procedures. Such processes are sel- 
dom spectacular, and I daresay that the lay mind would see little 
change of external form. 



Curriculum 

However, we did give several months last winter and early 
spring to the matter of language in the elementary grades, examin- 
ing new thought in the field of language teaching, acquainting our- 
selves with radical tendencies in methods as well as with the con- 
servative, and ended by examining in detail some ten of the latest 
pupils' text books in the subject. It was an interesting outcome at 
the end of the process, that, with all teachers of grades three 
through six participating, when we came to make a selection of a 
text to recommend to you for adoption, our choice was unanimous 
on a new and refreshing publication. I have never known a unan- 
imous choice to be made before with so many teachers p*"< v ti boating. 
The text, moreover, is neither radical nor retroactive, but it is a 
great improvement over what we had been using. It is thoroughly 
modern and completely sound. 



Speech Correction 

During the year we have employed Miss Anne Linscott one 
day a week assisting pupils with speech defects. Strangelv enough 
this field of corrective work has always been neglected until recent- 



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ly. For years we have given great attention to defective vision, 
hearing, and other bodily defects. There is no reason why oral 
defects should not receive the same attention. Certainly handicaps 
in this direction are as obvious and embarrassing, and probably 
cause quite as much mental anguish to sensitive sufferers, as do 
those that have previously received all our efforts. 

At the present time thirty-six pupils are receiving this atten- 
tion, all at the Junior High School. Their difficulties consist of such 
defects as mumbled speech, lisping, stuttering, spastic speech, and 
muscular tongue weakness. You will grant, I think, that thirty-six 
is a large number to work with in one day, when each is a special 
case. I recommend that Miss Linscott's time be increased. 

Music 

Our work in instrumental music is advancing. In this field your 
committee has approved a plan of class lessons held Saturday 
mornings under the supervision of our Director of Instrumental 
Music. The plan is in all details similar to that in operation in 
several other nearby communities, and has been a real stimulant 
to the growth in numbers of pupils who are learning to play instru- 
ments. It should ultimately prove itself in the growth and accom- 
plishments of our musical organizations, although these are already 
in a healthy state of development. 

Some fifty children are now taking lessons in these classes on 
nine different musical instruments. It is not the purpose of the 
classes to carry these pupils to advanced accomplishment, but to 
determine their aptitudes and interests. They are urged, for best 
results to themselves, to transfer to a private teacher as early as 
possible. 



Adult Education 

Adult alien education, as conducted by the school department 
under state support, has shown a distinct tendency to drop off. We 
attribute this to the increase in employment demands, and the 
number of people working nights. We offered classes at the High 
School early in the fall, and too few people enrolled to warrant 
operating them. Even those classes at the Machon School have 
decreased about twenty per cent from last year. Consequently we 
have discontinued one group. This does not indicate any slackening 
desire on the part of these people to acquire citizenship. The hours 
that Mrs. Gilles, our director of that branch of instruction, has to. 
give to. this part of her work far exceed those required for class- 
room teaching, and the results show in the number of persons that 
she has finally assisted to their goal of full citizenship. 

Radio 

Under a committee of teachers with Mr. John McLaughlin of 
of the High School as chairman, our schools are broadcasting pro- 
grams every other week over a neighboring station in Salem. These 
programs have touched on innumerable subjects — patriotic, 
economic, political, musical, literary, what not! Early in January 
a group from the High School will participate in a broadcast under 
the auspices of the State Department of Education. 



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[Dec. 31 



Surplus Foods 

We have sought to make what use we can of the foods available 
for free distribution in our school lunches through the federal Sur- 
plus Food Administration. We have approached this service con- 
servatively in order not to upset the self-supporting feature of our 
lunch programs. Our lunch rooms have been self-supporting over 
a long period, and are still on that basis. Obviously these lunch 
programs must go on when, the free surplus foods are no longer 
available. Our policy, therefore, has been to utilize only such 
products as can be added to our regular menus as extras rather 
than as replacements for ordinary items. It is not the intent that 
these surplus products should decrease in any way our regular 
purchasing of commodities in market, and we have tried strictly to 
adhere to this policy. We have consistently considered our ac- 
ceptance of items on this basis. 



Physical Examinations 

By vote of your committee several years ago, all teachers com- 
ing into the system are required to submit a certificate of physical 
well-being before entering into employment, and to undergo a phys- 
ical examination by school physicians each year thereafter while 
in our service. This year such examinations have been extended 
to include the janitorial staff. 



Janitorial Changes 

Retirement and death during the twelve months have affected 
our schools more directly and seriously than at any time within 
the last ten years. In August Mr. Harold Wheeler, janitor at the 
Stanley School since it was opened in 1929, passed away suddenly. 
Though known to have been in ill health for some time, his con- 
dition until close to the end was not known to be critical. Mr. 
Wheeler had been throughout his service a loyal and efficient cus- 
todian, respected by teachers and pupils alike, and his death was 
a shock to us all. 

On December first, Mr. Herbert Wood of the Junior High 
School retired voluntarily under pension. Mr. Wood had been for 
better than fifteen years head janitor of his building, and his faith- 
fulness to his duties had many times been a matter of comment. 
The long hours necessary for proper attention to his work never 
found him other than cheerfully on his job, earnestly attentive to 
duties that are especially difficult in this building. 

On November 25th Mr. Simeon Strong accepted compulsory re- 
tirement under the state retirement requirements. Janitor in his 
building for more than twenty years, Mr. Strong had become an 
institution in his district. His neatly kept building had been a 
matter of personal pride with him, and indeed with the neighbor- 
hood. Always calm, agreeable and efficient, never intruding but 
ever firm, he stood as an example of what was upright and honor- 
able to all who came in contact with him, while a full generation 
of children passed under his guidance and control. He has left 
his mark of fine manhood on them all. By a thoughtless action of 
the town years back, he has been placed in a position where his 
pension is much less than it should and otherwise would have been. 
It is my understanding that a movement is on foot to correct this 



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133 



unforeseen injustice. I trust that the town may as a whole support 
the movement if it comes to pass. 

With these changes the promotion policy of your committee 
has been put into effect. Janitors who have proven themselves 
effective and capable have been regularly advanced to better paying 
positions, and new assistants have been elected to begin their climb 
up the ladder. 

Mr. Thomas Bailey, assistant at the High School, succeeded 
Mr. Wheeler at the Stanley School in mid-summer. 

Mr. Frank Coletti has gone successively from the High to the 
Clarke Schools, and now is head at the Junior High School. 

Mr. Emery Doane has gone from assistant at the Junior High 
to the High School, and thence to custodian at the Clarke. 

Mr. Henry Callahan, elected assistant at the Junior High in 
the summer, is now in charge of the Machon School. 

Mr. Michael Pagnotta and Mr. Wendell Jones, elected during 
the fall, are the ^resent assistants at the Senior High and Junior 
High Schools respectively. 



Salaries 

An increase in salary has been forthcoming for many town em- 
ployees. Our janitors are as industrious and efficient. Their hours 
are as long, or longer. They carry heavy responsibilities. Their 
present salaries do not represent adequate adjustment to living 
costs. It is my belief that only the lack of a town meeting quorum 
defeated your efforts to correct their condition last fall, and I am 
happy that your committee has indicated its intention of pursuing 
the matter to its end. 



Changes in Teaching Force 

Of our teaching force, Miss Edith Farnum, a grade school 
teacher since 1898 passed away suddenly in February. Miss Far- 
num was one of our long service teachers who had devoted her life 
to the interests of children and her community. Her philosophy 
was that of cheerful giving of her generous inner self and her 
limited means. 

In April Miss Rosemary LeClair, building assistant at the 
Hadley School resigned to be married. 

During the summer Miss Hazel Dullea, of the Stanley School, 
Miss Evilena Snider of the Clarke School, Miss Marjory Kiernan 
of the Clarke School, and Miss Mary Evans of the High School all 
resigned to be married. As of January first Miss Geraldine Minton 
leaves us for the same reason. 

Miss Margaret Durgin, returning after a long leave due to 
illness, succeeds Miss Dullea, and Miss Dorothea Paulson and Miss 
Mary Santry, assistants, take over regular classrooms to: succeed 
Miss Snider and Miss Farnum respectively. 

Miss Eileen Soper, a graduate of Middlebury and Columbia, 
has succeeded Miss Evans. 



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[Dec. 31 



Miss Marjorie Chamberlain, a graduate of Worcester State 
Teachers College, succeeds Miss Kiernan. 

In September because of fewer pupils we discontinued the ser- 
vices of Miss Grace Young, teaching part-time in the Junior High 
School, but she is now appointed to the vacancy occasioned by the 
resignation of Miss Minton. 

Miss Margaret Forbes, a graduate of our own schools and of 
Salem Teachers College, and Miss Christine Zahr, formerly a teach- 
er in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, have been elected building assist- 
ants. 



Financial 

From year to. year, it seems that the concern we have constantly 
with us is financial, but the present year has required more atten- 
tion, and more rearrangements of our budgetary allotments, than 
any for some time past. Our original budget was submitted at 
$200,628, but previous to Town Meeting this sum was voluntarily 
reduced by your committee to, $199,700 in anticipation of changes 
in the teaching force that might result in some reduction in ex- 
penses. On top of this, Town Meeting action lopped off $500 on 
the theory that the cost of coal could be reduced, in spite of the 
fact that this department has no control over coal prices because 
the town's contract is let by the Board of Selectmen, and in the 
face of the fact that by the time the Town Meeting acted at least 
half of the year's supply was. in our bins in the natural course of our 
requirements. This left us with a deficit by April first of about 
$1400. 

Suddenly we encountered unforeseen repair items. Dormer 
windows at the Clarke School went to pieces, rigging on the stage 
at the High School became dangerously loosened, roofs became 
defective and a boiler began to. leak, until shortly those items, which 
could not be neglected, had mounted to a thousand dollars or more. 
We consulted the Finance Committee, who admitted the difficulty 
of our situation, transferred $200 to aid us, and recommended to a 
Town Meeting a sum sufficient to meet the emergencies. That Town 
Meeting never materialized due to a lack of quorum, and we were 
left "holding the bag." Without detailing all the steps taken, by 
reassignment of funds, curtailing here and there, omitting matters 
that had been planned, we have been able to come through the year 
with no deficit. 



Repairs 

I recommend for major repair items next year: 
Exterior painting at the Hadley School (postponed from 1941). 
Further attention to waterproofing exterior walls not yet 
treated. 

Improvement of the heating system at the Hadley Junior High 
School. (This is an outmoded one-pipe steam system, so set up as 
to fail to free itself of air pockets and water and to waste much 
water by expelling it rather than returning it properly to the 
boiler, with a resultant low return in heat for coal and labor ex- 
pended.) 

Continuation of the program of redecorating the interior of the 
Stanley School (curtailed last year.) 



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135 



Painting of stairwells at the Machon School. 

Painting of a portion of the Junior High School basement. 

Painting of one or more rooms at the Clarke School. 

I recommend, further, that a trial be given in one building to 
a device known as the "Firemaster," reliably reported to save coal 
and to secure evener and higher night temperatures in buildings 
by assuring more perfect fuel combustion. 



Defense 

The later weeks of the year have been devoted to matters deal- 
ing with defense work. We have made what plans are within our 
power for the protection of children in case of air raids, and the 
details are at this moment reasonably well worked out in each 
building. Several teachers and janitors have qualified as air raid 
wardens and will serve in that capacity in our buildings during the 
day or in their districts at night. One of our teachers is an in- 
structor in this field. Several others have completed the regulation 
first aid courses under the Red Cross. One or more classes of 
teachers in this branch of service are to begin in January. One 
teacher at the High School has organized about sixty girls in knit- 
ting groups. Another is instructing adult classes in nutrition and 
canteen. Defense stamps are on sale in all schools and our sales 
have exceeded the $175 mark weekly since we began to sell. We 
have high school boys, girls, and teachers on the rolls of the air 
raid watch now functioning day and night. One man teacher is 
on the advisory draft board. Our buildings have provided quarters 
for three air raid wardens and groups and the radio class, drill 
quarters for the newly formed unit of the State Guard, a report 
center for one district of air raid wardens, and we are to house the 
canteen groups that are about to open. With your approval I have 
offered to the authorities the facilities of our buildings and the ser- 
vices of our employees for the registration of civilian man-power 
soon to come. During the past month at our Junior High School pu- 
pils have collected some ten tons of newspapers alone to help in the 
paper stock shortage. Forty-one of our recent high school students 
are known to be with the armed forces. 



Employment Data 

Our employment bureau at the High School is functioning well 
under Mr. Batchelder, and demand for its services is increasing. 
Mr. Gray reports seventy calls received and twenty-four full-time 
placements made, in addition to numerous part-time placements. 
He further reports that of the one hundred and twenty-eight grad- 
uates in 1941, twenty-seven are in degree granting colleges, forty 
are in other schools, fifty-three are at work, six are at home, and 
two are in the army. Of seven who applied for admission to the 
General Electric Apprentice School, all passed the examinations and 
were admitted. 

For several years we have permitted High School seniors in 
good standing to accept positions that seemed destined to be per- 
manent one month previous to graduation, and required them only 
to take the usual examinations without regular attendance in class 
over that period. This year the privilege was extended backwards 
to mid-April for all who were in a position to be graduated and 
who found places definitely in defense work. 



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[Dec. 31 



Conclusion 

May I, in conclusion, express the appreciation of all the mem- 
bers of this department of the confidence that you have exhibited 
in us during the year. Your attitude is of the kind that inspires 
loyalty, and I have no hesitancy in pledging, in behalf of all of 
those you oversee, a continuance of our unfailing efforts towards 
the well being of the schools, the town, and the Nation in the months 
to follow. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK L. MANSUR, 
Superintendent of Schools. 

December 31, 1941. 



SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 
Cash Report— September 1, 1940 to July 2, 1941 
Receipts 

Balance September 1, 1940 $1,574.74 
Football: 

Gate $2,736.70 

Contract and Guarantee 200.00 

Band (Transportation reim- 
bursement) 37.00 

Marblehead share of 

bleacher expense and officials 159.50 

Sale of Equipment 2.50 
Student Sweater Awards 
(collected from students) 16.30 



Total 3,152.00 

Basketball: 

Gate $111.70 

Sale of Equipment 8.75 

Sale of bus tickets to tournament 6.75 



Total 127.20 
Baseball: 

Sale of Equipment 15.50 
Field Hockey: 

To reimburse for blazer awards 41.50 



Total $4,910.94 
Expenditures 

Football: 

Cleaning $393.81 

Equipment 953.15 

Officials 214.00 

Police 149.00 

Transportation 128.00 

Medical Services and Supplies 196.01 

Guarantee and Contract 415.15 

Field Expense 32.96 



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Student Commissions 92.50 

Sweater Awards 124.30 

Honorarium 10.00 

Band Appropriation 150.00 

Scouting Services 24.00 
Marblehead Bleacher Expense 276.00 

Misc. Operating Expenses 80.79 



Total $3,239.67 
Baseball: 

Equipment $215.12 

Cleaning 39.20 

Sweater Award 6.10 

Officials 30.00 

Transportation 92.00 

Misc. Operating Expense 5.00 



Total $387.42 

Boys' Basketball: 

Equipment $77.69 

Cleaning 2.45 

Officials 25.00 

Transportation 138.00 

Sweater Awards 22.80 

Police 8.00 

Misc. Operating Expense 9.00 



Total 282.94 

Girls' Basketball: 

Equipment $20.58 

Cleaning 36.01 

Officials 34.10 

Transportation 44.00 

Sweater Awards 24.75 
Misc. Operating Expense 4.72 



Total 164.16 

Field Hockey: 

Equipment $104.79 

Officials 24.00 

Transportation 53.00 

Special Blazer Awards 131.25 

Misc. Operating Expense 8.19 



Total 321.23 
Golf: 

Equipment $48.00 

Dues 5.00 

Transportation 2.15 



Total 55.15 
Badminton: 

Equipment 2.13 

Total Expenditures $4,452.70 
Cash Balance, July 2, 1941 $458.24 



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[Dec. 31 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 

To the Superintendent of Schools: 

I herewith submit my annual report for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1941: 



School visits, regular 193 

School visits, extra 369 

Children referred to family physician 243 

Children excluded for illness 80 

Notes to parents 246 

Home visits 350 

Children referred to clinic 43 

Physical examinations 1115 

Schick tests 151 

Examined for vision 597 

Audiometer tests 1231 

Chest X-ray 164 

Glasses provided 16 

Report of Attendance 

Visits for attendance 76 

Home adjustments 21 

Truants 6 



I wish to take this opportunity to thank the various individuals 
and organizations for the help which they have rendered from time 
to time throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. HAMMOND, R.N., 
School Nurse — Attendance Adjuster. 



MEMBERSHIP BY AGE AND GRADE, OCTOBER 1, 1941 

Boys 
Age 

Grade 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Tot. 

1 22 29 8 59 

2 .. 18 25 8 1 52 

3 .... 15 35 7 1 1 59 

4 17 37 3 57 

5 20 43 4 67 

6 22 31 9 3 1 66 

7 20 29 9 2 60 

8 1 23 39 9 5 .. 1 .. .. 78 

9 1 20 27 14 5 67 

10 " 20 42 15 5 1 . . 83 

11 1 16 38 6 5 2 68 

12 1 17 25 10 4 57 

P.G.'s 1 1 2 

Un- 
graded 1.. .. 4 1 6 



Total 22 47 48 60 65 69 58 62 71 64 79 75 38 17 6 



781 



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Girls 
Age 

Grade 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Tot. 

1 18 25 1 1 45 

2 .. 24 30 3 57 

3 .... 20 25 5 1 51 

4 20 31 2 53 

5 27 39 6 3 75 

6 16 20 5 41 

7 1 20 34 4 4 1 64 

8 1 31 32 8 .. 1 .. .. 73 

9 3 38 32 3 1 77 

10 33 31 15 4 .. .. 83 

11 1 27 38 6 .. .. 72 

12 2 29 40 5 1 77 

P.G.'s 3 1.. 4 

Un- 
graded 1 2 3 



Total 18 49 51 49 63 59 46 47 75 102 72 83 54 6 1 775 



School Census — October 1, 1941 

Number of boys 5 years of age or over and under 7 91 

Number of girls 5 years of age or over and under 7 91 

Total 182 

Number of boys 7 years of age or over and under 16 775 

Number of girls 7 years of age or over and under 16 733 

Total 1508 

1690 

Number of boys 5 years of age or over and under 16 86>6 

Number of girls 5 years of age or over and under 16 824 

Total 1600 



Pupils Enrolled — November, 1941 



Sophomores' Juniors Seniors P.G.'s Total 



High School 


167 


139 




135 




9 


450 








Class I 


Class 


i II 


Class III 




Junior High School 


123 




151 




140 


414 


Grades 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Spec. CI. 




Clarke 


32 


30 


33 


28 


42 


23 




188 


Hadley 


25 


33 


33 


30 


42 


28 




191 


Machon 


22 


23 


26 


28 


27 


22 


10 


158 


Stanley 


25 


24 


22 


26 


31 


36 




164 






High School 






450 










Junior 


High School 




414 










Elementary 






701 







1565 



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[Dec. 31 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY 



Lee T. Gray, Principal 
Charlotte Bailey- 
Howard E. Batchelder 
Brooks K. Blossom 
Flora A. Boynton 
Arthur G. Cronk 
James H. Dunn 
Walter R. Henshaw 
Antoinette Lambert 
Donald S. Lowe 
Mary Mallery 



High School 

John I. McLaughlin 
Edna I. Morrison 
Warren W. Morton 
Dorothy C. O'Keefe 
Mildred J. O'Leary 
Agnes T. Santry 
Theodore C. Sargent 
Eileen Soper 
Amy D. Thissell 
Marjorie White 



Junior High School 



Alice L. Shaw, Principal 
Jean G. Allen 
Mary C. Boyce 
Marion P. Burlingame 
Eleanor J. Chaisson 
Beatrice L. Cook 
Alice T. Durgin 
Hester Dwinell 
George E. Hutchinson 
Florence L. Melanson 



Oella Minard 
Crandall P. Nodwell 
Lena M. Patchett 
M. Shirley Perry 
Eleanor Sanborn 
Mary Sexton 
Geraldine E. Smith 
Helen Warren 
Emma S. White 
Marjorie A. C. Young 



Clarke School 

Blanche E. Doyle, Principal Eleanor C. Parsons 

Louise Cerica Dorothea Paulson 

Marjorie Chamberlain Mary R. Santry 

Margaret Forbes Katherine F. Wilson 



Hadley School 

Alice L. Shaw, Principal Hilda J. Thacher 

Amy M. Fenwick Maxine Walker 

Ruth James Anna F. Willey 

Marion F. Newcomb Christine Zahr 



Machon School 

Mary I. Perkins, Principal Evelyn H. Lovejoy 

Eleanor L. Birch Elsie B. Oakes 

Hazel D. Chase Phyllis G. Smith 

Mae M. Graham M. Elizabeth Wade 



Stanley School 

Blanche E. Doyle, Principal Hilda Hennigar 

Charlotte N. Conners Jessie C. Martin 

Margaret E. Durgin Clara Waterman 
Grace M. Farrell 



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141 



All Schools 

Clara B. Chase, Supervisor of Art 
Louis. J. Marino, Teacher of Instrumental Music 
Harold S. Martin, Supervisor of Physical Education 
Esther Nazarian, Supervisor of Music 
Marion E. Tyler, Supervisor of Penmanship 
Mary K. Hammond, R.N., School Nurse 
Adult Alien Evening Classes 
Ethel Gilles, Director Margaret Lally 

Superintendent of Schools 

Frank L. Mansur 

Secretaries 

Constance Foley, Hadley School 
Eleanor Holden, High School 
Marion E. Clinch, Superintendent of Schools 

Janitors 



Elizabeth Kehoe, High School 
Daniel Myers, High School 
Michael Pagnotta, High School 
Rudolph Woodward, High School 
Frank Coletti, Hadley School 



Wendell Jones, Hadley School 
Emery Doane, Clarke School 
Henry J. Callahan, Machon School 
Thomas Bailey, Stanley School 



Assistants 



Elizabeth Tennent 



Marie Soucy 



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[Dec. 31 



Board of Appeals 



Board of Selectmen, 
Swampscott, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

The Board of Appeals submit herewith a report of business for 
the year of 1941. 

RE: EDITH S. CHILDS, BATES AND SHELTON ROADS 

At a special Town Meeting held May 9, 1939 an amendment to 
the Town by-laws was voted prescribing and affecting single resi- 
dence lot area regulations. Because of these regulations a building 
permit was refused the petitioner and an appeal from such refusal 
taken to this Board under the general statutory provisions and the 
further provisions of this by-law. A hearing was held October 
31, 1940 and a decision denying the appeal was recorded with the 
Town Clerk, November 16, 1940. Prior to the recording of this 
decision, namely, November 14, 1940, the appellant filed an appeal 
in the Superior Court. The statute requires that such an appeal 
be filed "within fifteen days after such decision is recorded." De- 
spite this fact the court took jurisdiction and, after hearing at Sa- 
lem on January 13, 1941, reversed the decision of the Board of Ap- 
peals. 

The by-law above referred to, so far as is pertinent to. this 
report, reads as follows: 

"The Board of Appeals acting within the provisions of Gen- 
eral Laws, Chapter 40, Section 30 and amendments thereof or ad- 
ditions thereto may in specific cases make special exceptions to the 
terms of the foregoing provisions relative to lot area, in harmony 
with -the general purpose and intent and in accordance with gen- 
eral or specific rules therein contained, either upon written appli- 
cation by the owner of a parcel of land affected by said regulations, 
or upon appeal, by authorizing the Building Inspector to grant a 
permit for the erection or placing of a dwelling house upon any 
lot containing less area than is hereby prescribed, subject to such 
limitation of time and other conditions as it may impose, when, 
after a public hearing, of which due notice shall be_given, the Board 
shall find that: 

a. Adjoining areas have previously been generally developed 
by the construction of houses on lots generally smaller than is pre- 
scribed by this section and the standard of the neighborhood so 
established does not reasonably require a sub-division of the appli- 
cant's land into lots as large as is hereby prescribed. 

b. Lots as large as is hereby prescribed would not be readily 
saleable or economically or advantageously used for building pur- 
poses because of the proximity of the land to through ways bear- 
ing heavy traffic or to a railroad or because of other physical con- 
ditions or characteristics affecting it but not affecting generally the 
zoning district in which the land lies. 

c. Such special exception may be made without substantial 
detriment to the public welfare and without substantial derogation 
from the purpose and intent of this by-law." 



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Thus the Board of Appeals, to grant the relief sought, is obliged 
to find that all the conditions prescribed in sub-paragraphs a, b, and 
c, supra, are applicable and meet the exigencies of the particular 
case. The court, acting under the general provisions of the stat- 
ute, is not controlled by the limitations imposed by the by-law in 
question, and upon hearing the evidence, may make such decree 
"as justice and equity may require." 

This is the first case under these circumstances to come before 
the Board of Appeals and it is felt that this by-law may cause un- 
necessary delay and hardship to the property owners in the town 
and that it should be either revised or repealed. 

RE: ESSEX REALTY TRUST, 24 ESSEX STREET 

Another case deserving special mention is that of the appeal 
of the Essex Realty Trust, M. R. Connolly, Trustee, from the re- 
fusal of the Board of Selectmen to permit the erection and main- 
tenance of a gasoline filling station on the premises at No. 24 Essex 
Street. At the hearing before this board, the appellant was rep- 
resented by counsel who introduced two witnesses in favor of the 
appeal. There were seven witnesses who appeared and spoke in 
opposition. In addition a petition requesting that the appeal be 
denied signed by sixty-six residents of the vicinity affected was 
presented to the board. 

The Board denied the appeal and the appellant duly appealed 
this decision to the Superior Court. After six days hearing at 
Salem and Lawrence, at which the appellant and many witnesses 
who had appeared in opposition to the petition both before the 
Selectmen and this Board, were heard, the Superior Court reversed 
the decision of the Board of Appeals. Selectmen Buchanan and 
Byrne attended and testified at the hearings at Lawrence. 

The case is noteworthy as being the first time this Board has 
been asked to reverse a decision of the Board of Selectmen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CONRAD P. RICHARDSON, 
CHARLES V. ESTERBROOKS, 
C. GLOVER BOWES, 

Board of Appeals. 



Surveyor of Highways 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

I herewith submit my annual report for the year 1941. 

All asphalt, hay, grain, gasolene, road oil, sand, and also the 
material used by the W.P.A. was bought under contract. 

The patching material used for the maintenance of our streets 
and sidewalks was mixed by our own department using liquid as- 
phalt, sand and crushed stone. 

The streets sealcoated this year by spraying hot asphalt and 
covering same with sand were the following: Beach, Mountain, Es- 
sex, Lincoln House and Puritan Avenues. Greenwood Avenue from 



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the High School to Humphrey Street, Forrest Avenue from Whit- 
ney estate to Redington Street, Beach Bluff Avenue from the rail- 
road crossing to in front of the property at 100 Beach Bluff Ave- 
nue. The hill on Rock Avenue was done; also Lincoln, Lexington, 
Orchard, Curry and Atlantic Circles. Neighborhood, Nason, Cedar, 
Orchard, Barnstable, Outlook, Shaw and Atlantic Roads. Erie, Hu- 
ron, Superior, Pine, Boynton and Marshall Streets. Puritan Park 
and Essex Terrace. 20,971 gallons of liquid asphalt and 535 cubic 
yards of sand were used for this work. 

Sidewalks repaired were those on Burrill and Redington Streets 
and Elmwood Road. 

Allen Road was started late in the fall of 1940 but owing to 
snow and cold weather was not finished until the spring of 1941. 
The following materials were used to build the road and sidewalks: 
147 cubic yards of gravel, 30 tons stone dust, 45 tons of pea sand, 
1202 gallons of liquid asphalt, 30 cubic yards of sand for sealcoat- 
ing, 9 yards of screened loam, 5 pounds grass seed, 136 tons of D 
13 mix and 6 tons of soft coal for the steam roller. 

Beach Bluff Avenue from the railroad crossing to Humphrey 
Street was scarified by our roller, graded, rolled and resurfaced by 
sealcoating. The following material was used. 1193 gallons of liq- 
uid asphalt, 32 cubic yards of sand, 95 tons of pea sand and 2 tons 
of soft coal for the roller. 

Ragweed week this year was from July 14th to July 17th. The 
ladies of the Swampscott Garden Club were in charge of the va- 
rious stations located in town and the Highway Department col- 
lected the weed from these stations and destroyed it. 

A new basin was built on Lincoln Circle. Material used, 10 
bags cement, 1000 bricks and 1 ton fine sand. 

A basin on Roy Street was rebuilt. 

On Puritan Road a broken surface drain was replaced using 
20 feet of 10-inch pipe. The following brooks and drains were 
cleaned: from Palmer's Pond to the beach, Hawthorne Brook from 
Salem Street to Humphrey and the Cedar Hill Terrace drain. 

On Farragut Road an old surface drain broke filling the cel- 
lars in that neighborhood full of water. A new drain was laid using 
the following material: 360 feet of 12-inch reinforced concrete 
pipe, 26 feet of 4-inch pipe, 20 feet of 5-inch and 4 feet of 8-inch 
pipe. One new basin and two manholes were built. 

Retaining walls pointed up in various sections of the town 
were Essex Street bridge, Greenwood Avenue, Highland and Rock- 
land Streets. 

On Magnolia Road from the Forest Avenue end to the brow 
of the hill the road was scarified, put to grade and resurfaced with 
a 2-inch stone penetration roadbed with a top surface of %-inch 
stone. The following material was used: 136 tons of 2-inch stone, 
32 tons of ^-inch stone and 2680 gallons of OA 3 penetration as- 
phalt. On this same road from this point on to Arbutus Road the 
surface was scarified and put to grade using 1-inch stone and then 
sealcoated. Material used: 26 tons of 1-inch stone, 2082 gallons 
of liquid asphalt A and 60 cubic yards of sand. 

Fences rebuilt this year were 180 linear feet on Walker Road 
and 142 linear feet on Cedar Hill Terrace. The fences at Fisher- 



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145 



man's Beach on Humphrey Street, Puritan Road, Highland and 
Rockland Streets, The Forty Steps and Banks Terrace were painted. 

All streets in town were cleaned at least twice during the year 
and more often where needed. 

In the fall of the year this department is very busv for about 
four weeks cleaning up the leaves which fall from the trees. 

There are now about 600 catch basins in town. These are 
cleaned out at least three times a year with our catch basin digger. 

During the months of June, July and August both Fisherman's 
Beach and Whales, the latter being in front of the New Ocean 
House, were cleaned every day. The beaches in front of the Beach 
Club and the Hotel Preston were cleaned when needed. 

All the Highway buildings were painted. A new floor was laid 
and a new roof was put on the barn and an addition was added to 
the oil house. 

New equipment bought this year included the following: coupe 
to. take the place of 1934, one traded in, power lawn mower, type- 
writer, compressor, V plow, blade plow and sand spreader. Also 
two new horses were purchased to take the place of old ones. 

Our snow fighting equipment includes: one 1927 5-ton, one 1936 
5-ton and one 1940 5- ton White trucks, one iVz 1934 Ford truck 
and one 5-ton tractor bought in 1927 and 3 sand spreaders. All 
trucks are equipped with removable bladed plows and tractor has 
a V plow. We have a V plow that may be attached to any of our 
3 large trucks and also 14 sidewalk plows which are horse drawn. 
At the yard there is 386 cubic yards of sand treated with calcium 
chloride to be used on slippery streets. 

Snow fences this year were taken down in April and put up in 
December as follows: Salem Street, Crossman and Linden 
Avenues, Stanley and Sumner Roads, Dale Street and Dennison 
Avenue. 

Our equipment was overhauled and tuned up as follows: 3 
White and Ford trucks, three mixers, catch basin digger and the 
tractor. 

CHAPTER 90 

Under the heading of Chapter 90 work, the car tracks on Hum- 
phrey Street were covered over with hot top mix from the junction 
of Atlantic Avenue to Puritan Road down to Glen Road the full 
width of the street from curb to curb. The street was also covered 
the full width of the street from Commonwealth Avenue to the 
junction of Puritan Road and Humphrey Street at the Fish House 
end. From in front of the New Ocean House garage where we left 
off last year to Commonwealth Avenue just the car tracks were 
covered. The following was the work done and the materials used: 
17 manholes and 9 catch basins raised to grade, 6 basins of the 
Eastern Mass. R. R. filled in between the rails, 125 feet of curbstone 
raised, 12 feet of curb lowered for driveways, 265 gallons kero- 
sine, 290 gallons of gasolene, 76 bags of cement, 1135 gallons of 
emulsion, 500 common bricks and 1188 tons of hot top mix. 



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[Dec. 31 



\YJ\A. 

\YJP.A. projects under the supervision of the Surveyor of 
Highways were as follows: Under the heading of continuous side- 
walks and curbstone program the following streets had new curbs 
and sidewalks laid: Erie Street and the material used included 
287.77 linear feet of curbing and ITS. 17 sou are yards ot type E 
mix. Superior Street using 400 linear feet of curbing: and 254.56 
square yards of type E mix. Boynton Street, 226.75 linear feet curb- 
ing and 217.71 square yards of type E mix. Puritan Road, 103.70 
linear feet curbing and 6S.07 square yards of type E mix and Cross- 
man Avenue 734.70 linear feet of curbing and 574.44 square yards 
a: type E mix. 

I wish to recommend that the town purchase a lH-ton truck 
to replace the 1984 Ford which is worn out and also to buy new 

street signs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TIMOTHY J. RYAN. 
Surveyor of Highways. 



Superintendent of Cemetery 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my 27:h report as Superintendent ot Swam.p- 
scott Cemetery. . 

Interments for the year liMl numbered 70. 

Lots were sold and the receipts turned over to the Collector of 
Taxes. Trees ana shrubs were pruned ana new er.es planted that 
were called for. All walks and avenues were treated with weed kill- 
er. and resurfaced where needed. As usual ear work is mowing and 
keeping the Cemetery as neat as possible. All things necessary were 
'-vkee. after ana repaired, where needed. Gates ana signs were paint- 
er Vde Tomb was riven a eeat of whitewash inside, ana painted cut- 
side. The Andrews Chapel was used quite often. 

We are retting short ot single graves. I have spoken to the 
Towr. Enrineer tor a r>lan tor mere. The garage that was to be 
built by the \Y. F. A. cannot be built berause ot steel shortage. 

Respectfully submitted. 

THOMAS HAXDLEY. 

Superintendent. 



1941] 



REPORT OF PARK DEPARTMENT 



147 



Park Department 



Abbott Park 

This park continued to be the most popular spot for general 
playground activities. 

Skating and hockey keep it occupied through the winter months. 

Supervised children's activities, under the excellent supervision 
of the W.P.A. Recreational Project, and outdoor Badminton, again 
under the supervision of Recreational Project supervisors, make this 
park the center of playground work in the summer. 

A new flagpole was installed at Abbott Park to replace the old 
pole which had rotted out at the foundation. 

Blaney Beach 

This reservation was crowded all summer as usual. In spite of 
crowds severely taxing the facilities of the beach, no major accidents 
marred the season and fine order was maintained. We feel that 
this is due to the fine work done by our lifeguard, Mr. Harold 
Boudreau and Patrolman Earl Gallup, assigned to us by Police Chief 
Reeves. 

For the first time, a qualified First Aid Worker was in attend- 
ance at all times. Mr. Harold Atkinson, a Saugus Fireman, volun- 
teered his services and is to be congratulated on his excellent work. 
He was assisted by various Swampscott lady volunteers which 
made our First Aid Setup really efficient. 

Many thanks also go to the Swampscott Lions Club for their 
fine community spirit in offering to equip and maintain the First 
Aid Room. They made a real contribution to the town and one that 
we hope will be continued in the future. 

The retaining wall at this reservation needs rebuilding and a 
new guard rail for the parking space must be provided. Both of 
these jobs are listed under the General Park Project awaiting ap- 
proval and some material has already been bought. 

Jackson Park 

Two fireplaces and picnic tables were installed near the tennis 
courts late in the season and immediately became popular. More 
such fireplaces are planned, but the present war emergency may 
prevent the carrying out of our plans. 

The approach to the Tennis Courts was partially landscaped 
with shrubs and annuals. Following a- yearly schedule of such 
planting, more work of this nature will be done during 1942. Mr. 
Barrie M. White presented us with a fine large Ginkgo Tree which 
was planted at the entrance of this area. 

A baseball scoreboard was erected at the request of the base- 
ball players. The baseball diamond was in constant use by the 
Softball and regular Baseball Leagues, and with the constantly in- 
creasing popularity of Softball, new playing space must be provided. 

Regular baseball fans were provided with some fine exhibitions 
by the team representing Swampscott in the North Shore Park 



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League. Mr. Norman Shield, manager of the Fluffs, was most co- 
operative and produced a fine brand of baseball under considerably 
less than ideal conditions. 

A new project sponsored by the W.P.A. Recreational Project 
and supervised by Mr. Henry Callahan, made its bow this year. A 
baseball school for young boys was organized and from this school 
came a Midget League playing a regular schedule all summer. 
Town business men, members of the Swampscott Business Men's 
Association, sponsored the teams in this league and provided jerseys 
and caps for the teams. The fine spirit shown by members of the 
Business Men's Association, the instructors and the boys, proved 
this Midget Baseball Project to be the best project ever to be placed 
on our playgrounds. This project must be continued and again 
additional play space must be provided to permit the younger boys 
to have the opportunity to learn and play under good supervision. 

Phillips Park 

A children's playground was installed during this past year and 
its constant use justified the expense. 

Work continued on raising the grade of the portion of the park 
outside of the football field to make this great area available for 
more baseball fields and football practice areas'. 

What fill was obtained was picked up from Town Construction 
Jobs and from private operations; such as, Lynn Sand and Stone 
Company The fill has now reached the point where this space is un- 
usable and a complete filling and grading job must be done to make 
this area usable. 

An Artisan Well was started and will be finished early in 1942. 
The cost of the water used on the football field alone will pay for 
this well in a very few years. The water from this well has been 
tested and approved and the Health Department has designated it 
as an emergency source of water in the National Defense Program. 

Tree Work 

We regret to announce that Benjamin C. Pedrick, a member 
of the Tree Department for over 37 years, died on May 16, 1941. 

Mr. Arthur Lees, an experienced tree surgeon, was employed 
to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Pedrick's death. 

The W.P.A. Moth Project destroyed over 60,000 egg mass of 
the Tent Caterpillar and gave valuable assistance in the spraying 
of woodlands and creosoting of Gypsy Moth egg clusters. 

A definite progressive scheduling of pruning was started to 

permit a systematic coverage of the town in giving proper care to 
its shade trees. 

A plan of underplanting of matured trees was also started in 

order that no gaps will exist whenever it becomes necessary to 
remove the large, dangerous trees. 

All new developments in town are being planted with a definite 
plan in mind so that there will be no interference with sidewalk and 
curbing construction. Over 75 new, small trees were planted con- 
sisting mainly of Sugar Maples, Norway Maples, Pin Oaks and 
Moline Elms. 



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149 



The Elm Leaf Beetle was again prevalent, but was kept under 
control. Gypsy and Browntail Moths gave no serious trouble, due 
in great part to the work of the W.P.A. Moth Projects. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Park Commissioners. 
JOHN HOMAN, Chairman, 
FRED C. BURK, 
RALPH R. LINDSEY, 



Public Library 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The members of the Board of Trustees of the Public Library 
herewith present their annual report for the year ending December 
31, 1941. 

Circulation 

The best measure of the usefulness of the library to the citi- 
zens of the town is the number of books borrowed. This year, de- 
spite a general decrease in circulation throughout the country, here 
in Swampscott there has been a total increase of 1,113. In both 
adult fiction and non-fiction, however, there has been a slight de- 
crease in circulation over the preceding year on account of the fact 
that so many more people are at work. This trend in circulation 
is likely to continue for the duration. IThe decrease in non-fiction 
is negligible, supplying still further evidence of the serious type 
of reading done by the users of the library. 

In the juvenile department the circulation has increased by 
more than 3,000 books. More boys and girls have made use of the 
library this year in response to the interesting and varied activities 
initiated by the Children's Librarian. 

This trend is very encouraging, because it means more and bet- 
ter readers. Better reading means faster reading, and that means 
better progress in school. There is a definite correlation between 
habitual use of the public library and educational achievement. 

Statistical details as to circulation appear at the end of this 
report. 

Lighting 

The installation of fluorescent lights in the children's room has 
increased the quantity and improved the quality of the light in that 
room. The result, of course, is a reduction of eye strain. 

A Repository 

The library is becoming a repository for historical material of 
great local vaiue. Stored there is the Roll Book of the James L. 
Bates Post, Number 118, Grand Army .of the Republic; the complete 
records, original constitution, by-laws, and other material of the 
Swampscott Woman's Club; a complete file of the "Swampscotta, 
the High School magazine; and a complete file of annual town re- 
ports. 

Mrs. Arthur Widger has presented to the library a collection 
of "Farmer's Almanacs," fifty-six in all, dating from 1861. 

Through the interest of the Reverend James D. Cummins, Sec- 
retary of the Board of Trustees, it was learned that Dr. William 



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R. Lawrence, who founded the Swampscott Public Library in 1852, 
was an uncle of the late Bishop William Lawrence, who presented 
to the library volumes by Dr. Lawrence and by himself, and phot- 
tographs of Dr. Lawrence and his wife. 

Professor Thomson Portrait 

On May 11, 1941, at the library was held the unveiling ceremony 
of the portrait of Professor Elihu Thomson. This portrait was 
presented to the library by Mrs. Elihu Thomson, who unveiled it. 

Library Staff 

The library staff, under the direction of Mr. Arthur H. Parsons, 
Jr., as librarian, is doing a constructive piece of educational work 
in Swampscott. On account of their special training the library is 
rendering a broader and more efficient service than ever. It is a 
highly important professional type of service, which is much ap- 
preciated by the townspeople. 

The Board of Trustees takes this opportunity to thank Mr. 
Parsons and the members of his staff for their unselfish, intelligent, 
and effective work throughout the year. 



Library Statistics — 1941 



Circulation : 

Adult fiction 
Adult non-fiction 
Adult periodicals 



Juvenile fiction 
Juvenile non-fiction 
Juvenile periodicals 



Books: 

New books added 
Books discarded 

Books in library, January 1, 1942 
Fines: 

Fine receipts turned over to the town 

Gifts 



50,649 
18,458 
3,845 

72,952 
21,742 
5,208 
1,109 

28,059 



2,096 
238 
25,557 



72,952 



28,059 
101,011 



$879.27 



The Board of Trustees 
from the following: 
Mrs. Walters 
Mrs. Clayton Rock 
Miss Prudence Potter 
Mr. Oscar Raymond 
Miss Olive Pitman 
Miss Bessy Creighton 
Miss Madeline Lawrence 
Mrs. Rose H. Roberts 
Mr. Harold Whitmore 
The Misses Friedman 
Mrs. Georgie Currant 
Mrs. Harry C. Robbins 

Rt. Rev 



gratefully acknowledges gifts of books 

Mrs. Donald Goss 
Mrs. Norman S. Dillingham 
Miss Leila M. Dominick 
Miss Mary C. E. Jackson 
Mr. Thomas Hunt 
Mrs. Willard S. Porter 
Mrs. Fred Eveleth 
Miss Ruth Whiting 
Mr. Charles Addison, Jr. 
Mrs. Arthur Widger 
Mr. Freeman B. Hudson 
Mr. H. C. Robbins 
William Lawrence 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEE T. GRAY, 
JAMES D. CUMMINS, 

Board of Trustees. 



1941] 



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151 



Board of Public Welfare 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1941. 

At the present time we are carrying on our rolls only unem- 
ployable persons. 

The people we are aiding are physically unable to obtain em- 
ployment, or aliens not eligible for defense work. The majority of 
them are between the ages of fifty to sixty-four years. 

People in this age group find it practically impossible to obtain 
work. As fast as these people reach the age of sixty-five years, we 
then transfer them to our Old Age Assistance Department, as the 
Federal Government and the State participate, along with the town 
in payments made to recipients of this class. 

In the past there have been wide diversities of granting relief. 
Now we have a uniform standard budget, which is issued by the 
State Department of Public Welfare and is adjusted to the cost of 
living every six months. 

Swampscott now administers assistance on a budgetary basis, 
which takes into consideration the actual needs of the individual 
family in relation to an accepted standard, and providing adequate 
assistance on such a basis leads to a fair distribution of agency 
funds and conservation of the taxpayer's money. 

The Board has made a concerted action to collect all monies 
due the town for aid granted by this department. 

We have tried to operate on a pay as you go policy and at the 
close of the year all bills will be paid, except those now in litiga- 
tion, which are being handled by our Town Counsel. 

In accordance with the State Department of Public Welfare, 
we are obliged to create a separate department for the administra- 
tion of Aid to Dependent Children. This action will insure the 
town of its reimbursements from the State and Federal Govern- 
ments, who participate in the payments with the town in Aid to 
Dependent cases. 

We wish to convey our thanks to the various fraternal and 
social service organizations for their fine co-operation with our de- 
partment, during the year. 

The town has been reimbursed for aid granted to the amount 
of $6,706.25, plus a balance of $1,958.00 on hand December 31, 1941 
from Federal Funds, Aid to Dependent Children, which deducted 
from our expenditures makes a net cost to the town of $15,445.00. 
This is a saving of $3,296.59 over the previpus year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRED M. SEATON, 
EDWARD F. FIEDLER, 
DONALD REDFERN, 

Board of Public Welfare. 



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1941] 



BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



155 



Bureau of Old Age Assistance 



To the Citizens of the Town of Swampscott: 

Your Bureau of Old Age Assistance has endeavored to render 
their best service in the interest of the town and in accordance with 
the laws and regulations of the State Department during the past 
year. 

The number of cases as of January 1, 1941, was 161 and at the 
close of the year ending December 31, 1941 there are 162 cases on 
our rolls. 

The cost of administering Old Age Assistance is problemat- 
ical for the year 1942, as we are awaiting the interpretation of 
Chapter 729 of the Acts of 1941 as passed by the legislature lib- 
eralizing the grants in the Old Age Assistance Law. 

The changes made by the 1941 legislative session can be sum- 
marized as follows: 

Residence requirements reduced from 5 to 3 years out of the 
past 9. 

Minimum grants subject to deductions of other income and 
resources are increased from $30 to $40 for individuals living alone; 
from $50 to, $65 for married couples, both eligible, living alone, or 
brothers and sisters both eligible living alone after April 30, 1942. 
For all others, living in a family group, the present minimum 
amounts will continue to apply. The determination as to what 
constitutes a family group shall be made in accordance with the 
State Department's rules and regulations. 

Deductions from the minimum amounts because of income or 
resources shall be made in accordance with the State Department's 
rules. 

Local boards and bureaus shall comply with all rules and reg- 
ulations adopted by the State Department. 

A scale is set up exempting legally liable relatives living apart 
from Old Age Assistance applicants or recipients as follows: 

Unmarried child living apart from parents $1,000 
Married child with 1 child living apart from parents 2,000 
Married child with 2 children living apart from parents 2,500 
Married child with 3 children living apart from parents 3,000 
All others shall be determined on the merits of the particular 
case. This scale is effective April 30, 1942. 

Equity in real estate shall be based on the five year average 
and $3,000 is clearly exempt. 

Recovery may be sought from a person or his estate or any 
property not otherwise exempted by law. The State Department 
must approve such suits. 

Insurance of $1000 or less, regardless of date of issue, does 
not disqualify an applicant. This is now in effect. 

A recipient will be allowed up to 90 days per year visit out of 
the State, or longer to avoid hardship, instead of the present 30 
day law. Rules must be issued to cover exceptions on hardship 
cases. 



156 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



During the latter part of the year at the request of the State 
Department of Public Welfare, it was necessary to. review the bud- 
gets of many of our people receiving assistance, because of the 
large income of children employed on defense work. The result 
of this survey meant a reduction in some cases. This action was 
taken because of the fact final approval had to be given it by the 
State to insure us of our full reimbursement. 

Recently we have remodeled our offices, so that we now have 
a private interview room for the Old Age Assistance applicants. 
This was done to conform to the State law, which requires that 
proper quarters should be available, both for the meeting and re- 
ception of applicants. 

This improvement in our offices has met with the full approval 
of the many people, who find it necessary to do business with our 
department. The expense of these alterations was borne by funds, 
which we received from the Federal Government, which money can 
only be used for administration expense. 

We are pleased to state that practically all monies due the town 
have been collected. 

Following is a financial summary of the work accomplished by 
this department during the past year: 



EXPENDITURES 



Local Assistance $60,334.39 

Swampscott cases aided in other Cities and 

Towns 2,065.99 

Salaries and Wages 1,892.00 

Office Administration 1,023.14 



Total $65,315.52 

REIMBURSEMENTS 

From Federal Government: 

For Assistance $28,696.81 
For Administration 958.46 



Total $29,655.27 

From State Department 21,170.53 
From Cities and Towns 2,424.41 



Total $53,250.21 

Total Expenditures $65,315.52 
Total Reimbursements 53,250.21 



Balance $12,065.31 

Balance on hand from Federal 

Funds, December 31, 1941 $9,228.35 

Bills due from Cities and Towns 20.66 



Total 9,249.01 



Net Cost to Swampscott for 1941 



$2,816.30 



1941] SURPLUS COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION 



157 



SUMMARY OF CASES 



Total receiving assistance 191 

Number receiving aid December 31, 1941 162 

Cases closed 29 

New applications 34 

Cases accepted 30 

Cases rejected 4 



Respectfully submitted, 

FRED M. SEATON, 
DONALD REDFERN, 
W. B. CHAPMAN, 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 



Surplus Commodities Distribution 



During the year 1941, we have continued the distribution of 
Federal food and clothing commodities from the W.P.A. distribu- 
tion center at 442 Humphrey Street, Swampscott. 

Those entitled to receive Federal commodities are the employ- 
ees of the W.P.A. , Old Age Assistance Recipients, Aid to Depend- 
ent Children families and General Relief cases, all of whom are 
certified by the Board of Public Waif are. 

The following list of foods were distributed during the year: 



Lima Beans 
Beets 



Flour (Graham) 

Grapefruit 

Lard 

Fresh Corn . . . . 



15,920 lbs. 




5,596 lbs. 


17,375 lbs. 




9,575 lbs. 


1,500 lbs. 


Pea Beans 


9,500 lbs. 


4,275 lbs. 




543 lbs. 


3,160 lbs. 




60 lbs. 


2,800 lbs. 


Prunes 


4,150 lbs. 


7,840 lbs. 


Flour (Wheat) ... 


. 19,600 lbs. 


9,672 lbs. 


Ham 


2,410 lbs. 


8,352 lbs. 


Peaches 


4,275 lbs. 


425 Doz. 




360 Cans 


31,082 qts. 


Grapefruit Juice . 


326 - Cans 


2,580 Doz. 







The above food commodities represented a total valuation of 
$18,212.65. In addition to. the food we received 82 pairs of men's 
shoes and 9,802 articles of clothing valued at $7,572.20. The clothing 
was a variation of about 25 kinds of apparel for men, women and 
children. 

Beginning January 1, 1942, we are moving the Commodity 
Store from 442 Humphrey Street, to. 29 New Ocean Street, Swamp- 
scott, which is more centrally located and accessible to the greatest 
number of recipients. This change in location should also result in a 
saving to the town. 

It is of interest to note that we have had very few requests 
from welfare recipients for clothing and we believe our welfare 
costs have been kept at a minimum in this respect. 

FRED M. SEATON, Chairman, 

Board of Public Welfare. 



158 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



W. P. A. 



The following is submitted by the W.P.A. Co-ordinator for the 
year ending December 31, 1941. 

Many worthwhile projects have been in operation under the 
W.P.A. program during the year and as reports submitted by va- 
rious town departments, who have sponsored these projects have 
incorporated details of work accomplished it will suffice for this 
report, to enumerate the projects upon which the labor expense was 
furnished by W.P.A. and the town furnished equipment and mate- 
rial as follows: 

Fire Records, Housekeeping Aid, Recreation, Moth, Salem Street 
Water Main and Commodity Food Center and surface water drain 
construction in the following locations: 

Kings Brook Drain between Cherry Street and Hillside Avenue, 
also Hemenway Road Drain which will provide work for the men 
this winter. We also have a Town wide Park Project which will give 
work to the men for the coming year. 

The Sidewalk Project in various sections of the town is ideal 
work through the summer months, as it not only provides work 
that can be handled by unskilled workers but one-half of construc- 
tion costs, except Federal labor, is assessed to abutters. 

The Recreation Project carries on a program for all the year 
round activities and is very popular with both youth and adults, and 
many fine comments have been expressed regarding work accom- 
plished by supervised outdoor and indoor activities. 

Private industry made inroads in our personnel due to defense 
work that is to say about all the younger men were absorbed by 
private employment. 

We also have waiting a project for a Garage at the Swampscott 
Cemetery but owing to defense work we could not obtain the mate- 
rial so will have to let it wait till later on when restrictions will be 
lifted. 

In January we had 110 men and women working on W.P.A. 
which was the peak for the year. The W.P.A. took a drastic cut in 
personnel in June and July and combined with private employment 
dropped our workers to about 43. By keeping in touch with the State 
Office we had fourteen workers returned that had been dropped by 
the quota reductions and today we have about fifty-five workers. 
The Federal Government gave the W.P.A. workers in the lower 
brackets a raise in pay in November of this year. In March and 
April we had seven men dropped by a new ruling by the Federal 
Government that any one having employment compensation coming 
to them could not work on the W.P.A., but later it was modified so 
that unless the worker received more than six dollars per week and 
did not apply for same were allowed to work. 

Federal relations have been very helpfully extended in the hand- 
ling of the problems involved in our co-operative program, and we 
are deeply appreciative of the results and courteous attitude wherein 
matters pertaining to the work have been involved and the kind co- 
operation of the Field Engineer from the Salem Office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES D. ADDISON, 

Sponsors Agent W.P.A. 



1941] 



REPORT OF DOG OFFICER 



159 



W. P. A. Referral Agent 



As Referral Agent of the W.P.A. it has been my duty to cer- 
tify all persons eligible for work on W.P.A. 

When a person is certified, his application is immediately for- 
warded to Boston and they in turn, assign him or her to the various 
projects. 

Listed below you will note a tabulation of the number of work- 
ers employed and certified for the year 1941. 

Number of persons employed December 1940 105 

Number of persons employed December 1941 54 

Peak of workers employed January 1941 110 

Number of applications certified and recertified 112 

The large number employed on the W.P.A. has been a great 
assistance to the town and has helped many persons to stay off wel- 
fare rolls. I have at all times demanded that persons asking for aid, 
apply for W.P.A. and at the present time, there are only a few 
awaiting assignments. 

I have received the fullest co-operation from the State Head- 
quarters of the W.P.A. in Boston and from Mr. Harry M. Shanahan, 
Area Supervisor of the Salem Regional Office to whom I wish to 
extend my thanks and appreciation at this time. 

FRED M. SEATON, 

Referral Agent. 



Dog Officer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

During the year of 1941 there were 396 complaints received con- 
cerning dogs, all of which have been investigated and remedied. 
There were two complaints of serious nature relative to dogs, which 
after investigation, a report was submitted to the Board of Select- 
men. Hearings were held by the board concerning these cases and 
were disposed of after necessary action had been taken in behalf 
of the complainants. 

A total of 404 dogs were turned over to the Dog Officer, 77 
were restored to their various owners, and 399 later proven to be 
stray dogs, were disposed of. All owners who had neglected to 
license their dogs as prescribed by statute, have been notified and 
required to procure the necessary licenses. The total number of 
licenses issued during the year were 750. 

I wish to thank the Chief of Police for the helpful co-operation 
extended by his department during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIS E. SHEPHARD, 



Dog Officer. 



160 TOWN DOCUMENTS [Dec. 31 

Water and Sewerage Board 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

We submit herewith our annual report for the year ending De- 
cember 31, 1941. 

We have replaced 878 feet of 6-inch Cast Iron Pipe in Salem 
Street with 12-inch. 

We have replaced 375 feet of 2-inch Wrought Iron Pipe in Pur- 
itan Lane with 4-inch Cast Iron Pipe. 

We have installed 337 feet of 6-inch Cast Iron Pipe in Blodgett 
Avenue. 

124 Services have been cleaned out. 
37 Leaks on services have been repaired. 
31 New Services have been installed. 

18 Services have been renewed from the main to curb box. 
7 Services have been renewed from curb box to meter. 
6 Breaks in distributing mains have been repaired. 
2 Services have been abandoned. 

14 Flush manholes were abandoned for the Sewer Dept. 
Hydrants were flushed in the Spring to clear out mains and 
assure us that the town would receive a plentiful supply of clean 
water. 

This Fall the hydrants were not flushed due to having had such 
a dry summer. However, the regular Fall checking of the hydrants 
was made to ascertain if any repairs were necessary and those 
found in the need were attended to. 

Through the Highway Department, who purchased a compres- 
sor last year, and through the co-operation of the Surveyor of High- 
ways, who has so generously allowed this department the use of it; 
a great saving has been made both to this department and the 
property owners. 

The roofing paper on the garage roof was in such poor condition 
it became necessary for it to be repaired. 

The front stairway to the shop building was also repaired. 

All pipe and fittings with few exceptions have been cleaned 
and given a protective coating of black paint. 

All excavations made by this department during the year have 
been brought to grade and tar patched. 

Nothing was done on the Essex Street, Worcester Avenue, Ply- 
mouth Avenue, Forest Avenue, ox Pine Hill Road water mains due 
to unfinished road construction. 

The details of Water Pipe construction and cost of same can be 
found under the Town Accountant's Report. 

Table of Distributing Pipe in Feet, December 31, 1941 



Wrought Cast Cement Brass Total 

Iron Iron Lined 

l^-inch 303 303 

iy 2 -inch 80 288 368 

2-inch 4,357 1,468 1,977 7,802 

4-inch 4,494 4,494 

6-inch 126,483 126,483 

8-inch 8,208 8,208 

10-inch 21,800 21,800 

12-inch 14,604 14,604 

14-inch 4,712 4,712 

16-inch 150 150 



4,357 



180,451 1,851 2,265 



188,924 



1941] REPORT OF WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD 



161 



Hydrants: 

In use December 31, 1940 304 
Added in 1941 1 



In use December 31, 1941 305 
Gates: 

In use December 31, 1940 557 
Added in 1941 4 

In use December 31, 1941 561 
Services : 

In use December 31, 1940 2,899 
Added in 1941 31 
Abandoned in 1941 2 

29 



In use December 31, 1941 2,928 
Meters: 

3—% inch bought $51.99 
Water Debt 

Bonds and notes issued to December 31, 1941 $368,300.00 

Bonds and notes paid to December 31 3 1941 362,300.00 



Net debt, December 31, 1941 $6,000.00 

Decrease during year 1941 1,500.00 

Due during year 1942 1,500.00 

Inventory of Property, Water Department, December 31, 1941 

Water mains and stand pipes $214,742.50 

Land on Pine Street 2,000.00 

Brick building on Pine Street 2,000.00 

Work Shop and garage 2,500.00 

Two auto trucks 1,000.00 

Office furniture 900.00 

Meters and parts 37,798.79 

Stock on hand 5,000.00 



$265,941.29 

HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
GEORGE B. ATKINS, 
HAROLD C. HUDSON, 

Water and Sewerage Board. 

Sewer Department 

There have been no new sew^ers laid this year but the Common- 
wealth Avenue sewer has been relaid. 

The Hillside Avenue Drain known as King's Brook has been 
completed. 

The Hemenway Road Sew r er and Drain is under construction 
with W.P.A. labor and will probably be finished this winter. 

The new Comminutor Station constructed this year has been 
inspected by the State Board of Health and is operating in a very 
satisfactory manner. 



162 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



The new 2,000 gallon pump replacing the twenty-five year old 
pump now brings our pumping plant up to date and just as soon as 
the wiring is completed, this plant will be in A-l condition to take 
care of any situation that may come along. 

Inventory of Property, Sewer Department, December 31, 1941 



Pumping Station $20,000.00 

Pumping Plant 12,010.98 

Land 5,000.00 

Office Furniture 350.00 

Tools and Euipment 450.00 

Truck and Garage 575.00 



$38,385.98 

Comminutor Building and Equipment: 

Building 7,000.00 
Machinery and Equipment 6,400.00 



$51,785.98 

HAROLD G. ENHOLM, 
GEORGE B. ATKINS, 
HAROLD C. HUDSON, 

Water and Sewerage Board. 



Forest Warden 



Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit my annual report as Forest Warden for the 
year 1941. Numerous small grass and woods fires were attended in 
the spring and summer but none of importance until October 25th, 
when an under-ground fire broke out between property owned by 
the Lynn Sand & Stone Company and houses in the Foster Dam 
region. As neither this department nor the Fire Department own 
a portable pump or sufficient inch and one-half hose help was re- 
quested from the Massachusetts Conservation Department and a 
pump and hose sent in from the Towns of Georgetown and Ipswich. 
The advisability of purchasing a portable pump and hose, both for 
this work and Civilian Defense, might be given consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FREDERICK C. BURK. 



1941] SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 163 

Weights and Measures 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report for 1941: 

Not Con- 
Adjusted Sealed Sealed demned 

Scales: 



Platform, over 10,000 lbs. 1 


1 








Platform, 100 to 5,000 lbs. 2 


6 


1 





Counter, 100 to 5,000 lbs. 


1 








Counter, under 100 lbs. 3 


99 


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Spring, 100 to 5,000 lbs. 


1 





1 


Spring, under 1Q0 lbs. 11 


32 


1 


1 


Computing, under 100 lbs. 7 


25 


1 


1 


Person weigher (slot) 


5 








Prescription 1 


4 








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49 


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Apothecary 2 


50 





2 


Metric 


9 








Volumetric Measures: 








Vehicle Tanks (Compartments) 


4 








Liquid Measures 


59 





1 


Dry Measures 


9 








Automatic Liquid-Measuring Devices: 








Gasoline Meter Systems 2 


52 


12 


2 


Oil Pumps 


1 








Tank Truck Meter Systems 8 


25 








Bulk Station Meter Systems 2 


5 








Grease-Measuring Devices 3 


31 


7 





Linear Measures: 








Yard Sticks 


3 








Totals 42 


394 


23 


8 


Trial Re- Weighings 






Total 


Number 


Incorrect 


No. Tested 


Correct 


Under 


Over 


Beans 116 


108 


8 





Bread 12 


12 








Butter 369 


353 


5 


11 


Coal (in paper bags) 32 


20 


3 


9 


Coal (in transit) 3 


1 





2 


Confectionery 19 


19 








Dry Commodities 58 


57 


1 





Flour 87 


85 


2 





Fruits and Vegetables 408 


336 


26 


46 


Lard 123 


123 








Meats and Provisions 45 


42 





3 


Potatoes 391 


270 


50 


71 


Wood (cord) 1 


1 








Total 1664 


1427 


95 


142 



164 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Inspections 



Paper or fibre cartons 126 

Pedler's licenses 13 

Milk jars 530 

Coal Certificates 7 
Marking- of: 

Bread 40 

Food packages 684 

Coal in paper bags 23 

Kindling wood in paper bags 12 

Clinical thermometers 121 

Pedler's scales 2 

Oil jars 16 

Other inspections 163 



Total 1739 

Tests 

Approved paper cartons 6 

Retests of gasoline devices after sealing 11 

Berry baskets 4 

Manufacturers' sealed milk jars 6 



Total 27 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. WALTER BURRILL, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



Town Engineer 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith respectfully submit my first annual report of services 
rendered by the Engineering Department for the various depart- 
ments, for the year ending December 31, 1941. 

The Engineering Department has had charge of the following 
line of work: The designing and superintending of the construction 
of all the sewers and drains; resurfacing of all streets built by con- 
tract, tog-ether with the specifications and estimates for the same; 
the establishing of street lines and the grades for curbing- and side- 
walks, and all engineering questions which come before the Board, 
of several town departments. 

Sewers and Drains 

In accordance with a request of the State Department of Public 
Health, a new comminutor station has been built at our sewerage 
pumping station. The installation consist of two 15-inch com- 
minutors, each with a capacity of 2.3 million gallons of sewerage 
daily. These machines are operated alternately, during times of 
normal flow. At times of flow in excess of 2.3 million gallons per 
day both comminutors are operating simultaneously. 



1941] 



REPORT OF FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE 



165 



Curtain walls have been constructed in manholes on the influent 
sewers abo.ve the crown of these sewers so that at times of peak 
flows the sewers will be surcharged and the excess flow will be dis- 
charged direct to the collecting tank. If necessary, all sewage may 
be by-passed through a bar rack constructed of rectangular bars 
with clear openings of l 1 /* inches. 

The comminutors have been protected by encasing the shafts 
and bearings in oil at elevations above the highest flood levels an- 
ticipated. 

The total cost of the above mentioned installation was 
$13,516.46. 

At this writing, the Hemenway Road, Drain Sewer, W.P.A. 
project is approximately one-half done and will be carried on this 
winter and spring to. completion. 

Curbing and Sidewalks 

Curbstones were set and Type E asphalt mix sidewalks were 
placed on the following streets: Superior Street, south side; Erie 
Street, south side; Puritan Road, north side; Crosman Avenue, south 
side; Boynton Street, north side, at a cost of $2,882.39, with labor 
being furnished by the W.P.A. 

Park Department 

Lines and grades have been given at the several parks, for 
building walls, grading the football field and relining the bleacher 
footings to keep them in true line. 

Assessors' Department 

The yearly routine work necessary to bring the plans and card 
index up to date has been completed for this department. 

Selectmen's Department 

The defense program has called upon this department for plans 
and data which is essential to, our civilian defense. 

At the request of property owners, street lines and grades have 
been given for building walls, grading lawns, sidewalks, etc. 
Respectfully submitted, 

HOWARD L. HAMILL, 

Town Engineer. 



Fourth of July Committee 



Although we had no parade this year and no visit from a United 
States warship because of the international situation, we did, nev- 
ertheless, enjoy one of the safest and sanest Independence Day 
celebrations ever experienced in Swampscott. 

During the afternoon, field activity took place at all parks, 
after which ice cream and candy were distributed to. all. 

At night the best display of fireworks in our history was shown 
at Blocksidge Field. 

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all those who assisted 
me or in any other manner participated in the success of the day. 
I would like to thank Lionel J. Melanson, who donated the use of 
his electrical sound equipment, personally playing many popular 
records over amplifiers before the fireworks display. 

ROBERT G. BYRNE. 



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[Dec. 31 



Jury List 



Name 

Allen, Bert P. 
Andrews, Herbert W. 
Antell, James B 

Backman, Abraham 
Ball, Roy S. 
Bartlett, Curtis H. 
Bemis, Edmond F. 
Bergstrom, Oscar E. 
Blackford, J. Hervey M 
Blaisdell, Leonnarde C. 
Blazer, Peter J. 
Bonefant, William J. 
Bosworth, Dana R. 
Bradford, Herbert F. 
Bradley, Whitney S. 
Brown, Chester A. 
Buckley, James E. 
Bufalino, Bernard D. 
Bufalino, Peter J. 
Burke, Michael J. 
Bums, John E. 

Cafferty, James R. 
Cahill, Daniel C. 
Cahill, John H. 
Cahoon, Charles M. 
Callahan, Francis J. 
Carr, John F. 
Chaisson, Paul W. 
Chamberlain, Fred 
Christiansen, Christian 
Clark, Frederick P. 
Collins, Walter C. 
Connor, James E. 
Cudmore, Clifton W. 

Davidson, David D. 
Doucette, Neil 
Doughty, Harold W. 
Duggan, George J. 
Duncan, Thomas W. 
Dynan, Charles E. 

Edmondson, Grady L. 
Esselen, Gustavus J. 

Friedman, Otto W. 

Gallo, John 
Gallo, Joseph 
Gordon, Bernard 
Gowell, William H. 



Residence 



Occupation 



138 


Stpf^on Avp 


PvnnviptnT* 

X 1 UJJiJCL KJ. X 


70 


Puritan Rd 


r^pi 1 pf'tni* 

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146 


Norfolk A VP 


Sn npri'ntAn A pnt 


74 


A tsTiPTi T?,rl 


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24 


Tnp'all^ Tpt 


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4 


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ATnfViini ct 

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62 


Columbia St 

V- \J 1 LA 111 KJ 1 CV Utt 


A crpnt 

-ii-fo Cll 1/ 


37 


OvpVi^tH Oil* 


Prnnri'pf nr 


. 36 


Maple Ave. 


Salesman 


24 


Crossman Ave. 


Undertaker 


65 


King St. 


Home 


76 


Kincr St 


S 5) 1 p cm Ei n 


22 


"Rnvnpp T£H 


Snip cm an 

OCllCoillClil 


39 


Npw Oppj^ti St" 


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95 


Rorkland St 

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Vi'pp Prpsidpnt 


17 


IYTiHHIp^py A vp 

1T1 1 U Ul C OCA il V\/i 


A rphitppt 

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20 


Shaw Rd 


En p"inppT* 

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47 


Bntpc Rd 


TVTei r^Viini ct 

XVXCXdllillO 1 


10 


Shplton Rd 


Gac. Sta On 

VJctJ> OLa. V-/L^. 


51 


PpqpVi A VP 


"P"h 53 VTY1 £1 PI <st 
x iiai liiaLic' 1 


12 


Rovnton St 


731 H f*lc ^ Till tVl 


195 


Burrill St. 


Shipper 


39 


Grant Rd. 


Machinist 


87 


XJdllJYij JLVll. 


X-JllJ^lllCCX 



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Cpdar Hill Tpr 


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97 


RlanPV St 


X AollCl lllO.ll. 


28 


Crescent St. 


Shoemaker 


130 


Stetson Ave. 


Machinist 


29 


Outlook Rd 


Manufacturer 


123 


Aspen Rd. 


Electrician 


27 


Essex Ave. 


Home 


54 


Columbia St. 


Salesman 


Q 
O 


Eureka Ave. 


rwk 

vjlcl IS. 


70 


Puritan Rd 


Baker 


1 ^ 


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Dealer 


5 


Ellis Rd. 


Clerk 


38 


Crossman Ave. 


Contractor 


1025 


Humphrey St. 


Telephone 


54 


Redington St. 


G. E. 


437 


Puritan Rd. 


Chemist 


30 


Cherry St. 


Proprietor 


42 


Orient Ct. 


Gardener 


96 


Burpee Rd. 


Laborer 


367 


Forest Ave. 


Underwriter 


51 


Mountwood Rd. 


Clerk 



1941] 



JURY LIST 



167 



Name 

Hamel, Edward A. 
Hampe, Carl F. 
Hanifey, Joseph M. 
Hayes, William M. 
Henry, Chester 
Hicks, Percy C. 
Hoague, Joseph H. 
Holden, Horace C. 
Honer, Martin G. 
Horton, Howard B. 
Houghton, Jarius H. 
Hussey, Ellery F. 
Hyde, Harley C. 

Ivey, Clarence G. 

Johnson, Harold G. 
Jordan, Edward E. 

Keene, Herbert S. 
Kimball, Harold J. 
Knowlton, Philip L. 
Krippendorf , William P. 

Larson, Carl 0. 
Larson, Rudolf 
Lauritsen, Thorvald G. 
LeMont, Fred C. 
Levesque, Arthur G. 
Little, Roy S. 
Lord, George K. 

Macduff, James A. 
MacFarlane, John D., Sr. 
Maddock, James R. 
Mader, Havelock S. 
Maitland, Francis W. B. 
Malcolm, Martin B. 
Manchin, Ernest 
Marshall, Alfred 
Marsh, Roy W. 
Mathers, James A. 
McGettrick, Gerald J. 
McGougan, John 0. 
McLearn, John G. 
M< Leod, Elwin 
McManus, Thomas J. 
Melzard, Ralph 
Monroe, John M. 
Montgomery, Armine W. 
Moran, Edwin F. 
Morrill, Benjamin B. 
Morrison, John T. 
Mudge, Harding P. 

Norcross, William P., Sr. 
Nordin, Hjalmer T. 
Nute, Charles H. 



Residence 

139 Stetson Ave. 

57 Roy St. 

521 Humphrey St. 

49 Salem St. 

34 Pitman Rd. 

48 Millett Rd. 

166 Norfolk Ave. 

6 Greenwood Ave. 

6 Little's Pt. Rd. 

74 Pine St. 

44 Essex St. 

33 Suffolk Ave. 
55 Orchard Rd. 

34 Walker Rd. 

48 Thomas Rd. 
12 Eureka Ave. 

47 Barnstable St. 
381 Essex St. 

53 Blaney St. 
42 Farragut Rd. 

61 Magnolia Rd. 
115 Paradise Rd. 

54 Essex St. 
36 Beach Ave. 

355 Essex St. 
12 Beach Ave. 

3 Ellis Ter. 

389 Forest Ave. 
19 Elmwood Rd. 

4 Farragut Rd. 
79 Rockland St. 

356 Puritan Rd. 

67 Mountwood Rd. 

44 Norfolk Ave. 

35 Eastman Ave. 

10 Rockland St. 
86 Norfolk Ave. 
35 King St. 

254 Burrill St. 

15 Rockland St. 

17 Sheridan Rd. 
133 Norfolk Ave. 

65 Salem St. 

11 Banks Ter. 

45 Magnolia Rd. 
64 Beach Ave. 

982 Humphrey St. 
112 Redington St. 
61 Devens Rd. 

10 Vallev Rd. 

18 Mapledale PI. 
6 Arbutus Rd. 



Occupation 

Clerk 

Shoeworker 

Electrician 

Gardener 

Ironwork 

Caterer 

Printer 

Manager 

Machinist 

Leather 

Candymaker 

Salesman 

Merchant 

Asst. Pres. 

Machinist 
Agent 

Operator 
Salesman 
G. E. 
Manager 

Diemaker 
Painter 
Salesman 
Clerk 
Mechanic 
Radio 
Clerk 

Salesman 

Editor 

Engineer 

Salesman 

Caretaker 

Machinist 

Insurance 

Foreman 

Furrier 

Draftsman 

Clerk 

Clerk 

Custodian 

Accountant 

Reporter 

Electrician 

Foreman 

Superintendent 

Stockkeeper 

Retired 

Electrician 

Salesman 

Electrician 

Clerk 

Merchant 



168 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 



Name 

Owens, Ernest E. 

Packer, Maurice J. 
Palm, William E. 
Paulson, Joseph W. 
Perkins, Harry A. 
Phillips, Earle A. 
Preston, Bert 

Quealy, Thomas L. 

Reed, Ralph H. 
Remis, Harry 
Richardson, Frank I. 
Rines, Ralph H. 
Roberts, Charles P. 
Roberts, Chester A. 
Rutledge, Albert R. 

Savage, Walter B. 
Scally, James J. 
Skinner, Fred L. 
Sloan, Howard B. 
Smith, Irving 0. 
Spinney, Harold D. 
Spinnev, Millage W. 
Staples, Paul E. 
Strome, Jacob 
Svenson, Fritz A. 
Symes, Harold P. 

Tanzella, Charles N. 
Thorner, James 0. 
Tilden, Calvin S. 

Valpey, Harold D. 
Vray, Charles T. 

Warren, Harold 
Widger, Norman C. 
Williams, William F. 
W 7 ilson, Charles E. 
Witter, Lawrence 0. 
Wyman, Arthur M. 



Residence 

33 Morton Rd. 

64 Greenwood Ave. 

2 Stearns St. 

274 Puritan Rd. 

24 Hampden St. 

287 Humphrey St. 

69B Atlantic Ave. 

28 Pleasant St. 

78 Aspen Rd. 
33 Puritan Pk. 
39 Bellevue Rd. 
17 Franklin Ave. 
64 Fuller Ave. 
28 Essex Ave. 
136 Redington St. 

610 Humphrey St. 

14 Paradise Rd. 

81 Middlesex Ave. 
179 Redington St. 

24 Mapledale PI. 
246 Humphrey St. 
213 Burrill St. 

67 Walker Rd. 

17 Erie St. 

22 Beach Ave. 

86 Kensington Lane 

64 Crescent St. 
86 Norfolk Ave. 
17 Claremont Ter. 

2 Ellis Ter. 
21 Middlesex Ave. 

11 Outlook Rd. 

6 Bay View Dr. 

83 Magnolia Rd. 

13 Elmwood Rd. 

59 Thomas Rd. 

2 Beach Bluff Ave. 



Occupation 

Manufacturing 

Salesman 
Manager 
Gardener 
Retired 

Superintendent 
Chauffeur 

Chauffeur 

Watchman 

Leather 

Marketer 

Machinist 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Salesman 

Clerk 

Foreman 

Machinist 

Engineer 

Clerk 

Foreman 

Stockkeeper 

Manager 

Insurance 

Engineer 

Banker 

Salesman 

Accountant 

Clerk 

Editor 
Unemployed 

Engineer 

Accountant 

Accountant 

Salesman 

Statistician 

Printer 



1941] REPORT OF COMMITTEE OX PUBLIC SAFETY 169 



Committee on Public Safety 



The town's defense preparation got underway early in 1939 
when His Excellency, Governor Saltonstall appointed a Chairman 
in each town and city throughout the Commonwealth. 

For the information of our citizens The Chilian Defense Com- 
mittee was the original title of the newly formed organization and 
was later reorganized under the heading of The Committee on Pub- 
lic Safety. 

Disregarding the fact that Swampscott has no industries, nev- 
ertheless we are in a very hazardous position. We are located be- 
tween two forts and close by industrial plants producing war neces- 
sities. 

Reports from England indicate that 60 96 of the bombs dropped 
did not hit their objective within a radius of fifteen miles. We are 
also preparing to take care of any emergency that might arise 
within our own community. 

Chilian Defense is being organized to act in situations which 
if they arise will be serious. Although service is voluntary, and 
all those connected with our local organization do so without com- 
pensation, once undertaken it must be taken seriously. 

Experience has shown that a carefully prepared Chilian De- 
fense will greatly reduce the loss of life and property resulting from 
such attacks. It has also shown that to organize such a defense 
adequately, even under pressure, takes a long time. It is, there- 
fore, very important that all those responsible for the various 
duties of the local organizations carry out those duties promptly 
and thoroughly. 

No one should undertake such service without realizing that 
the duties will be burdensome and perhaps dangerous — that the 
responsibility will be great and discipline essential. Everyone 
heading a division in the organization should remember that he 
sets the pace and example for all under him. 

Organization Chart 

Zone Director — Gilbert L. Steward. 

District Director— Albert S. Hills. 

Chairman — James W. Buchanan. 

Co-Chairman — I. Murray Adams. 

Public Information — Kathryn B. Ingell. 

Planning and Technical — Freeman W. Towers. 

Protection — Howard L. Hamill, Chairman; Chester Bradley, 
Co-Chairman. 

Chief Air Raid Warden — I. Murray Adams. 

Deputy Wardens — Fred M. Seaton, Robert C. Mansfield, Theo- 
dore C. Sargent, Thomas. Stacy Bubier, George G. Barker. 

Warden Clerk — Mary Bucknam. 

Chief District Wardens — Clarence B. Stensrud. Precinct 1; 
William Hawkes, Precinct 2; Edgar U. Burdett, Precinct 3; Howard 
Batchelder, Precinct 4; George E. Hutchinson. Precinct 5; Arthur 
H. Parsons, Jr., Precinct 6; Thomas Stacy Bubier, Precinct 7; Rob- 
ert O'Xeil, Precinct 8. 

Charge of Women Wardens — Mrs. Wilfred P. Currier. 



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[Dec. 31 



Auxiliary Firemen — Roy F. Olson. 

Auxiliary Police — James S. Stewart. 

Gas Protection Decontamination — Ralph I. Lindsey. 

Rescue Parties — Frederick C. Burk. 

Emergency Housing and Feeding — Robert B. Hegarty. 

Protection Buildings and Shelters — Raymond 0. Doane. 

Blackouts — Ralph I. Lindsey. 

Medical Aid — Dr. Chester P. Brown. 

Social Services — Mrs. Philip H. Lewis. 

Health — Clarence W. Horton. 

Services and Supplies — Robert G. Byrne. 

Transport — Robert G. Byrne. 

Communications — Ralph E. Pierce. 

Public Utilities — Philip E. Bessom. 

Food — John G. Beebe-Center. 

Fuel — Herbert W. Andrews. 

Shelter — Timothy J. Ryan. 

Manufactured Goods — John R. Hurlburt. 

Evacuation — Barry M. White. 

Identification — Theodore C. Sargent. 

Women's Activities — Mrs. Peter O. Larson. 

Director of Schools — Theodore S. Sargent. 



Instructors of Schools — Fred M. Seaton, Robert C. Mansfield, 
Luke E. Thompson, John T. Lee, Mrs. Wilfred P. Currier, Mrs. H. 
C. McStay, Mrs. Gertrude Lee. 

Secretary of Schools — Mrs. Roger A. Hardy. 

In June of 1941, six Swampscott men attended the Air Raid 
Precaution School in Boston. The class was graduated July, 1941. 
These men immediately started an A. R. P. school in Swampscott. 

On July 21, under the direction of graduates of the State school 
in Boston, an A. R. P. class, meeting one hour a week for seven 
weeks, was started. Instructors were graduates of the Boston 
school, Chiefs of the Fire and Police Departments and a doctor. 
General lectures were given on Defense work. 268 citizens attended 
this class. 

On September 15, A. R. W. classes were started in each of 
Swampscott's eight precincts. Instructors are graduates of the 
State school. Citizens who attended the first class signed up for 
this course of instruction. There were approximately 160. All 
precinct groups are now holding drills in co-operation with the 
report center. 115 Wardens and 12 Fire Watches have graduated. 
Two new classes started the week of January 5, 1942. One at the 
High School and the other at the Legion Building. 425 people reg- 
istered for these classes. In addition to warden instructions, these 
groups will receive a full 20 hour course in Red Cross First Aid. 

The Auxiliary Police Classes started Monday, September 15, 
1941 with Chief Walter Reeves instructing. Fifty citizens signed 
up for this course, all of whom took the seven-week course in 
A. R. P. The A. P. D. is being instructed in emergency work, 
blackouts, traffic control, self defense, patrolling, sabotage, firearms, 
marksmanship, securing evidence and first aid. These classes 
will continue weekly throughout the period of emergency. There 
are now 145 enrolled in the Auxiliary Police. 



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171 



Auxiliary Fire Classes started September 24, 1941. Twenty- 
five men who took the seven-weeks course have signed up for this 
class. Chief Lampard and Acting Chief Luke Thompson are in- 
structors. Subjects covered are motor equipment, hose and coupl- 
ings, fire hydrants, handling of apparatus, ladder drill and first 
aid. Drill will continue throughout the emergency. 

Under the direction of a captain of the State Warden School, 
a group of 16 women have completed 14 hours of class work and 
6 hours of drill. They are now completing a twenty hour first aid 
course to supplement their warden's training. All these women are 
now qualified wardens and two. of them have taken an instructor's 
course and are now instructing. 

A local doctor is in charge of health. All doctors, residents of 
the town have registered with the committee and will serve at 
various stations during an emergency. Provision has been made 
for the establishment of two first aid stations in the town where 
a physician, registered nurses and several graduates of the first 
aid classes will be stationed. 

A corps consisting of 30 women has been trained to: work as 
ambulance drivers. Instruction has been given in driving, motor 
repairs, handling large trucks and first aid. Sufficient beach wag- 
ons have been offered to the town to provide all these women with 
ambulances. In addition, a men's motor transport group has been 
organized to assist in transportation work. 

A number of first aid classes have already been graduated in 
Swampscott. The Swampscott Women's Club class graduated 14 
women in June. The American Legion Auxiliary class graduated 
20 women in July. The American Legion class graduated 11 men 
in September. An advance class of 14 women were graduated in 
October. At present 3 women's classes and 5 mixed classes are 
being conducted. Three classes on Medical Aid and Home Care 
are now being conducted for mothers, with registered nurses as 
instructors. 

A graduate of Simmons College in Boston who. specialized in 
nutrition while at college, and who has just completed a one-week 
refresher course is now conducting two classes in this division. 

A division under So.cial Aid has been set up to assist the needy 
in the event of a disaster to obtain housing, clothing and food. 

Demolition and Rescue Squad is in charge of Frederick C. Burk 
and consists of, three engineers, mechanics, carpenters, truck driv- 
ers, plumbers, steam fitters, electricians, and men experienced in 
the building trade. Their duty is to rescue people from demolished 
buildings and to raze buildings which are dangerous to traffic. The 
'Swampscott Park Department will work as a rescue squad. It is 
equipped with three trucks, hoists, power jacks, axes and other 
tools which are necessary in this work. 

The Gas Decontamination Squad is in charge of an ex-service 
man who did gas work during the First World War in France. His 
function is to take measures to counteract gas in buildings, and to 
treat people and clothing which have been subjected to gas. 

Service and Supplies division has been organized to handle 
emergency transportation, furnish emergency supplies such as food, 
fuel, clothing, etc. 



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[Dec. 31 



A report center has been set up in the basement of the Legio?. 
Building with proper equipment to operate. It includes several 
telephones, maps, tables and desks. In an emergency, reports will 
come in from the wardens in the various precincts telling of the 
disasters in the precincts, and those in charge of the center will 
dispatch needed assistance. The report center is in charge of Chief 
Warden and several deputies assisted by representatives of the 
following departments: Police, Fire, Engineering, Highway, Water 
4 and Sewer, local Light Co., local Telephone Co., and a representative 
of the Health Division. From this point all work will be directed. 
Plans are on the way to obtain a two-way radio, suitable for plac- 
ing in an auto, so that communication may be maintained in parts 
of the town where telephone service has been disrupted. 

A radio school code is being conducted one night a week, under 
the direction of a licensed radio, operator. 30 people are taking 
this course; it will continue for six months. Instruction will be 
given in radio code and the principles of radio. There are six lic- 
ensed radio operators living in Swampscott, each of whom owns a 
two-radio set. 

A Massachusetts State Guard Reserve Company has been or- 
ganized in Swampscott under the command of Lt. Alfred N. Frazier, 
,who is a veteran of the Yankee Division and saw service in France. 
This company was formally inducted into service by the State on 
November 5, 1941. It has an enlisted strength of 45 men. They 
hold weekly drills at the High School gym. 

An Observation Post is maintained in Swampscott, in co-op- 
eration with and subject to the direction of the U. S. Army. Some 
200 men are members of this service, principally members of the 
American Legion. Two practice drills have been held, one in Jan- 
uary for a period of one week and one from October 9th to the 
15th. This station is now in operation 24 hours a day, seven days 
a week. 

Over 1800 citizens of Swampscott have signed up for various 
types of defense work. Recently the women's division conducted 
a registration drive for women and enrolled over 1200 women. A 
master card index is kept of all the names; these are then grouped 
according to activities the registrants are interested in, such as first 
aid, air raid warning, auxiliary fire, etc., then each registrant is 
listed according to special qualifications such as truck driver, me- 
chanic, nurses, etc. 

There are now trained wardens in every precinct. Equipment 
is being purchased. Organization is rapidly being perfected, so 
that the town will be able to adjust itself with any emergency. 

News articles are placed in two local papers and on the radio 
at least three times a week. An exhibition and motion picture dis- 
play will be conducted shortly for the benefit of all townspeople. 

At the present time 23 different classes are being operated 
under the committee's direction. 

We would point out that articles sponsored by a petition calling 
for a Special Town Meeting in July, did not have the approval of 
the Swampscott Committee on Public Safety. Our request to the 
Board of Selectmen for a Special Town Meeting was not asked for 
until December of this year as we saw no need for the spending 
of money for other then incidentals up to that time. We have 



1941] REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY 



173 



spent only $174.02 since the committee was formed up to and in- 
cluding December of this year. 

A meeting of the various committees was called to determine 
the necessities needed in order to carry on our work and to con- 
form with Federal and State requirements. Budgets were drawn 
up 'by each division of the Committee on Public Safety, and a review 
of the budgets resulted in a reduction of $7,464.00 over that orig- 
inally requested. 

The following amounts were requested and voted on at the 
Special Town Meeting held December 30, 1941: 

Gas Protection and Decontamination Squad $1,700.00 



Medical Supplies 750.00 

Highway Department 500.00 

Police Department 2,750.00 

Fire Department 11,320.00 

General expenses of Civilian Defense 1,500.00 

Communications 546.00 

Mass. State Guard Reserve 3,200.00 

School Department 300.00 

Auxiliary Police 2,050.00 



$24,616.00 

The Town Meeting held December 30th followed the entire 
recommendations of both the Committee on Public Safety and the 
Board of Selectmen in their requests for funds. 

We would point out that most of the amount asked for covered 
isuch items as hose, fire pump, pump for emergency water supply, 
iportable generator, two-way police radio and a fire alarm system, 
and would have been requested at the Annual Town Meeting in 
March. 

The purpose in asking for the appropriations at this time was 
on account of the scarcity of materials, also to secure at the lowest 
possible cost. At the present time it is doubtful that we will secure 
»some of the equipment in which case the money not used will be 
transferred at the Annual Town Meeting to some other account 
thereby eliminating any increase in tax rate as a result of asking 
for it at this time. 

The Committee of Public Safety has asked both the Federal 
Government and the State just how much has been included in their 
budgets to be allotted to towns and for what purpose. 

We have been advised by both Governor Saltonstall and Mr. 
Waddell, Director of State Accounts, that cities and towns should 
provide as soon as possible funds necessary for Administrative and 
organizations of advance Defense activities and at the same time 
suggests, that the time has not arrived to make appropriations for 
major protective materials, such as fire fighting equipment, 
helmets, etc. 

We wish to thank those whose efforts have been untiring dur- 
ing this period of preparation. We particularly wish to thank the Co- 
Chairman, Mr. I. Murray Adams, for the fine co-operation in 
handling the affairs of the committee in making it function so 
efficiently. It would have been impossible for me to have carried 
on the committee work without his help. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Mr. John T. Lee who attended the State School in Boston in 
June 1941, was one of the men primarily responsible for organizing 
the A. R. P. schools. Due to his energetic and conscientious effort, 
the schools were started and the outline of the organization effected. 
The demands on Mr. Lee's time were such that he was forced to 
sacrifice his business; consequently he withdrew as Co-Chairman in 
September, but has continued in an advisory capacity. 

The Women's Division headed by Mrs. Peter 0. Larson has 
ibeen of great assistance in co-operating, especially registering our 
citizens. I also take this opportunity of thanking Miss Mary Buck- 
nam, Chief of our Report Center, and Mrs. Roger A. Hardy for the 
clerical assistance and suggestions given. 

We wish to thank the Red Cross representatives who have given 
of their time in training workers and furnishing instructors. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, Chairman, 



Committee on Public Safety. 



IN MEMORIAM 

CHARLES E. HODGDON 
Member of Water and Sewerage Board 1912 to 1939 
Died March 10, 1941 

JAMES T. JORDAN 
Patrolman 1927 to 1941 
Died March 16, 1941 

BENJAMIN C. PEDRICK 
Died May 15, 1941 

HAROLD WHEELER 
1929 to 1941 
Died August 1941 

CLARENCE KENDRICK 

1883 to 1941 
Died September 10, 1941 

AUGUSTINE H. RICH 
Died December 31, 1941 

RALPH H. NUTTER 
Died December 25, 1941 

JAMES W. LIBBY 
Clerk of Water Board 1907 to 1912 
Clerk of Sewer Board 1912 to 1918 
Town Treasurer 1918 to 1942 
Died January 27, 1942 



176 



TOWN DOCUMENTS 



[Dec. 31 



Board of Selectmen 



To the Citizens of Swampscott: 

Each year the Board of Selectmen draws up a report of its ac- 
tivities for the purpose of acquainting the citizens of the Town 
with the progress of its administration and the course it has pur- 
sued in seeking equitable solutions to local problems. 

The Board has continued the practice of meeting regularly with 
the heads of those town departments which are under its jurisdic- 
tion. On each Thursday evening during the course of its weekly 
meeting, the Board confers with Chiefs of the Police and Fire De- 
partments. These conferences enable the Board to acquaint itself 
first hand with matters with which these departments are concerned 
and are an aid to the department heads in shaping future policies. 
Similar conferences are held from time to time with the Town En- 
gineer, Town Accountant, Building Inspector and others. As a 
result, the Board has been in a position to sponsor improvements 
in which these departments have an interest and to bring to the 
Town Meeting Members, when the occasion requires, full informa- 
tion in regard to past, present and future administrative policies. 
The continuance of the custom thus established is vital if duplica- 
tion of effort and expense is to be avoided and maximum effciency 
maintained. 

The budgets of those departments under the jurisdiction of the 
Board were carefully reviewed and recommendations made both 
to the Finance Committee and the Town Meeting Members. Eeduc- 
tions in the expenses of operating the town government which the 
Board had brought about during previous terms of office were main- 
tained wherever possible. No attempt has been made, however, to 
reduce expenditures to an extent which would interfere with the 
functioning of any department or which would deprive the town of 
needed and useful improvements. 

Permits, License and Hearings 

During the year, the Board of Selectmen have held hearings 
on applications for numerous and varied licenses and permits. In 
making its decisions on these matters, the Board has been compelled 
to consult what it believed to be the best interests of the town, as 
a whole. Accordingly, it found it necessary and desirable to deny 
certain of these applications while granting its unanimous approv- 
al to others. Swampscott is essentially a community of private 
homes and residences and the Selectmen have shaped their policies 
in a manner designed to protect and maintain this type of growth 
and to discourage any attempts to deprive any section of the com- 
munity of the right to remain strictly and exclusively residential. 
The Board strongly advises the continuation of this polic^ as re- 
quisite for the future well-being of the town. 

Sale of Town Property 

The Board of Selectmen, acting on behalf of the town, sold to 
the Lynn Gas & Electric Company the "Railway Duct Bank," so- 
called, at a price of $5,000.00. This duct bank extends from the 
corner of Humphrey Street and Eastern Avenue to a point near 
the intersection of Cedar Hill Terrace and Humphrey Street, a 
distance of about 3,800 feet, and was formerly the property of the 



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Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway during that period when 
electric street cars were operated in the town. When the change 
to motor buses was effected, the town received the duct bank from 
the company for a nominal consideration. From conferences with the 
Chief of the Fire Department, the Board of Selectmen learned that 
the duct bank could not be used to advantage in connection with 
the fire signal system. Conferences were then held with the exec- 
utives of the Lynn Gas & Electric Company who had expressed a 
desire to purchase it for use as an auxiliary cable conduit. This 
sale was sponsored by the Board through an article inserted in the 
warrant for a Special Town Meeting and received the approval of 
the Town Meeting Members. The money received was used to re- 
duce the tax rate for 1941. In addition, its transfer will increase 
the value of the company's property in the town subject to taxa- 
tion and will be an added safeguard to insure transmission of elec- 
trical current to a large part of the town in the event that repairs 
should make necessary the interruption of service along the com- 
pany's main line. 

Federal Projects 

During the past year, Mr. Charles D. Addison has worked 
under the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen as W.P.A. Co-ord- 
inator, and has rendered conscientious service to the town and its 
departments in the development of projects for approval of the 
Works Progress Administration. Many of these projects, such as 
the Continuous Sidewalk Construction Program, were sponsored 
directly by the Board of Selectmen. This particular project has 
proved to be a most worthwhile way of using the Federal Funds 
allocated to the town for W.P.A. work. 

The W.P.A. Recreational Project has been continued. Its value 
is evidenced by the large number of children and adults who have 
availed themselves of the courses of useful craft instruction which 
have been sponsored by it as well as by the increase in attendance 
at the various indoor and outdoor sports and games which the pro- 
ject has promoted. Skilled instructors have made this whole pro- 
gram a source of education as well as healthful exercises for those 
who have participated in it. 

No opportunity to sponsor worthwhile projects has been ne- 
glected by the Board. Every matter has been thoroughly investi- 
gated with available facilities and in each instance the assistance 
of our Congressman and Senators has been sought and obtained. 
Such care has resulted in a smoothly operating W.P.A. program 
which has brought work to persons in need of it and improvement 
to the properties of the town. 

During the year the Board conducted a survey on the advis- 
ability of introducing into Swampscott the Food Stamp Plan. The 
adoption of the plan, recommended by the Board, would have 
^brought great benefits both to participants and to local business 
men, without additional cost to the town. However, our Welfare 
and W.P.A. rolls have been dwindling so rapidly due to increased 
avenues of private employment, that the Federal Government could 
not, at this time, approve this area as suited to the operation of 
the plan. The Board observed this decline in Welfare and W.P.A. 
rolls with a great deal of hope for the future well-being of all the 
citizens of the town. If former conditions return, the Board would 
recommend that the advisability of adopting the Food Stamp Plan 
in the town be again taken under consideration. 



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National and Local Defense 

In June, 1940, Governor Saltonstall organized throughout the 
State, Civilian Defense Committees which have to do with the pro- 
tection of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. On the recom- 
mendation of the Board of Selectmen, Mr. James W. Buchanan 
was appointed by Governor Saltonstall as Chairman to appoint and 
organize a local committee in our town. The purpose of this com- 
mittee was to organize our resources of personnel and equipment 
into an effective working unit so: that in times of national and local 
emergency, this community would be prepared to protect itself 
more effectively and efficiently from the harms and the losses that 
unpreparedness might otherwise bring. Air Raid Wardens, Aux- 
iliary Firemen, and Auxiliary Policemen, were given courses of in- 
struction. A unit of the Massachusetts State Guard Reserve was 
formed, with a complement of forty-five men and three officers. 
Children and adults alike willingly volunteered their services and 
time in the furtherance of the program. All of these preparations 
were of prime importance not only to a feeling of local security 
and protection, but to an actual ability to. meet the future in its 
darkest and grimest aspects. 

When, in early December, we found we were a nation attacked 
and at war, the Board of Selectmen called a Special Town Meeting 
so that money might be made available for the purchase of the 
equipment and supplies necessary to supplement the defense organ- 
ization which was at hand. IThis Town Meeting, held on December 
30, 1941, appropriated for this purpose a total of $24,616.00, to be 
spent under the direction of the Board of Selectmen. By vote of 
that meeting the funds so appropriated were allocated to various 
of our defense needs and requirements. Preparations for the pur- 
chase of the equipment and supplies were undertaken immediately 
and each day brings us closer to the peak of our ability to combat 
any local emergency that may beset us. 

The willing and wholehearted co-operation of the citizens of 
the town, one with another, has done much to present a favorable 
situation. Undoubtedly it will continue. Your Board of Select- 
men stands ready to co-operate and devote an excess of time and 
energy to further the Committee of Public Safety's fine work, so 
that all may benefit equally and equally bear the burdens of an 
effort undertaken in their behalf. There will be no relaxation from 
endeavor designed to promote our mutual interests. 

We urge all to redouble their efforts to be of assistance in any 
place that assistance may be needed. 

Boy Scout Lodge 

The Selectmen set aside $800.00 to cover the material cost, 
under a W.P.A. Project, for the construction of a Boy Scout Lodge 
at Jackson Park. 

Public Improvements 

The Board of Selectmen again this year sponsored the contin- 
uation of resurfacing and removal of car tracks on Humphrey 
Street. The request for a similar appropriation from the State and 
County was turned down due to a misunderstanding as to whether 
the work was requested under maintenance or construction and 
later reconsidered favorably as construction work under Chapter 
90. The town received $4,000.00 from the State and $2,000.00 from 
the County as a result of the County Commissioners' co-operation 
on this matter which was very helpful in keeping our tax rate low. 



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The work was done under the supervision of Mr. Ryan of our 
Highway Department and has been completed up to the junction 
of Humphrey Street and Puritan Road. 

The Board will again ask the State and County to contribute 
a similar amount in 1942 to carry on this work, and are in hopes 
of securing the amount necessary to. complete the project to the 
Lynn line. 

Motor Vehicle Insurance Rates 

The Board of Selectmen, assisted by the Town Counsel Lester 
B. Morley, continued the struggle to obtain a reduction in the com- 
pulsory liability insurance rates for owners of motor vehicles who 
are residents of the Town of Swampscott. It was the contention of 
the Selectmen that accidents in the town are few in number, that 
these few have not been of a serious nature and that the percent- 
age based upon accidents involving vehicles of Swampscott resi- 
dents as against the total number of vehicles registered from this 
town was very low. All the facts and statistics relative to this 
matter were carefully studied and compiled and presented to the 
Commissioner of Insurance. The result of this effort was a re- 
duction in the rate from $29.80 to $25.00, effected January 1, 1942. 
Swampscott now enjoys one of the lowest rates of any community 
of comparable size in the State. The Board will continue to do 
all that is possible to secure further reductions and carefully guard 
against any conditions or circumstances that would tend to bring 
about any increase. 

Licenses 

We submit herewith a list of all licenses and permits which we 
have issued during the year: 

AUCTIONEERS: 

Fred W. Brown, 13 Barnstable Street 
Irwin W. Burnham, 7 Puritan Road 
George P. Craig, 154 Humphrey Street 
James M. Foody, 80 Franklin Avenue 
George W. Foster, 50 BradJee Avenue 

BOWLING: 

James D. Bentley, 217 Burrill Street 

EXPRESS: 

Thomas E. Andresen, 11 Minerva Street 
New Ocean House, Inc., 216 Puritan Road 
Willis E. Shephard, 645 Humphrey Street 
David E. Sherman, 196 Burrill Street 
Victor E. Trenholm, 28 Blaney Street 

HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS: 

Charles Foundas, 98 Florence Avenue 
Speros Kolatsonis, 18 Richmond Place 

INNHOLDERS: 

Mary K. Conway, d/b/a Willey House, 80 Humphrey Street 
Lillian A. Little, d/b/a General Glover Inn, Salem Street 



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New Ocean House, Inc., 216 Puritan Road 

Preston-Hollywood Corp., d/b/a Hotel Preston, 440 Atlantic Ave- 
nue 

Charlotte A. Snow, d/b/a, The Claremont, 28 Claremont Terrace 
JUNK: 

Jacob Goldberg, 26 Elm Place 
Louis Zletz, 36 Cherry Street 
Nathan E. Zletz, 97 Eastman Avenue 

LIQUOR LICENSES: 

Common Victualers, wines and malt beverages: 
John A. and Mary M. Dedrick, d/b/a Johnny's Lunch, 422 

Humphrey Street 
Swampscott Restaurant, Inc., 15-17 Railroad Avenue 
Innholders, all alcoholic beverages: 

Mary K. Conway, d/b/a (The Willey House, 80 Humphrey 
Street: Transferred to Keegan Hotel Corporation, d/b/a 
Willey House, 80 Humphrey Street 
Lillian A. Little, d/b/a General Glover Inn, Salem Street 
New Ocean House, Inc., 216 Puritan Road 

Preston-Hollywood Corp., d/b/a Hotel Preston, 440 Atlantic 
Avenue 

Retail Package Goods Stores: 
all alcoholic: 

Joseph G. Glancy, d/b/a Clancy's Market, 115-119 Burrill 
Street 

Louis A. Hershman, d/b/a Hershman's Delicatessen, 156 Hum- 
phrey Street 

The Shore Line Import Co., Inc., 503 Humphrey Street 
Wines and malt beverages: 

Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex Street 

OVERHANGING SIGNS: 

Blaney's, Inc., 153-155 Humphrey Street 
Booma-Breed, Inc., 436 Humphrey Street 

John F. Campbell, d/b/a Jack's Variety Store, 434 Humphrey 
Street 

Almerida Chabot, d/b/a Al's Variety Store, 509 Humphrey Street 
Essex Oil Company, Inc., 197 Essex Street 

Cecil R. Fitzpatrick & Frank J. Ripley, d/b/a Ripley & Fitzpat- 

rick, 26 Puritan Road 
Louis A. Hershman, 134-138 Humphrey Street 
Clarence Joslyn, 658 Humphrey Street 

Wallace H. Mah, d/b/a The Eden Restaurant, 410 Humphrey 
Street 

Parisian Dry Cleansers Co.., Inc., d/b/a 138 Humphrey Street 
Pro.gressive Cleansers Co., d/b/a Lee Cleansers, 162 Humphrey 
Street 

John A. Purdon, d/b/a Swampscott Standard Garage, 460 Hum- 
phrey Street 

Frank I. Richardson, d/b/a King's Beach Garage, 36 Humphrey 
Street 

Shore Line Import Co., Inc., 503 Humphrey Street 

William Welch, d/b/a Oceanside Garage, 12 Pine Street 

Charles F. Young, d/b/a Bickford's Pharmacy, 135 Burrill Street 



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POOL LICENSE: 

James D. Bentley, 217 Burrill Street 
SEVEN-DAY COMMON VICTUALERS: 

Blaney's Inc., 153-155 Humphrey Street 

John F. Campbell, d/b/a Jack's Variety Store, 434 Humphrey 
Street 

Almerida Chabot, 509 Humphrey Street 

Charlotte A. Snow, d/b/a The Claremont, 28 Claremont Terrace 
Curtis and Chaisson, 406 Humphrey Street 

John A. and Mary M. Dedrick, d/b/a Johnny's Lunch, 422 Hum- 
phrey Street 
Doane's, Inc., 141 Humphrey Street 
Doane's Inc., 149 Humphrey Street 

F. Elmer Eaton, d/ib/a Eaton, the Druggist, 146 Humphrey Street 
Catherine C. Finnerty, 27 New Ocean Street 
Samuel L. Glazier, 52 Pine Street 

William H. Hanifey and Edmund F. Curley, 414-420 Humphrey 
Street 

Robert B. Hegarty, 357 Essex Street 

Louis A. Hershman, d/b/a Hershman's Delicatessen, 136-138 Hum- 
phrey Street 
Frank Linares, 52 Pine Street 
Wallace H. Mah, 408-410 Humphrey Street 
Celia C. Mahan, 99 Paradise Road 

William and Mary C. Mair, d/b/a Mair's Home Bakery, 112 Bur- 
rill Street 

Paul Bromley, d/b/a Sunbeam, 977 State Road 
Swampscott Restaurant, Inc., 15-17 Railroad Avenue 

TAXI: 

William H. Carroll, 148 Burrill Street 
Ray W. Griffin, 489 Humphrey Street 

James Waldron, New Ocean House Garage, Humphrey Street (3) 

USED CAR DEALERS: 

Joseph J. Carroll, d/b/a Carroll's Auto Sales, 148 Burrill Street 
Class I 

Anthony J. Gandolfo, 182 Paradise Road, Class II 
Hayes Lougee, 219 Paradise Road, Class II 

ZONING PERMITS: 

Booma-Breed, Inc., garage, 144 Stetson Avenue 
Stanley P. Arnold, dry cleansing office, 158 Humphrey Street 
Mary E. Bowring, variety store, 29 New Ocean Street 
Edythe S. Bradford, candy kitchen and gift shop, 99 Paradise 
Road 

Paul Bromley, cocktail lounge and restaurant, 977 State Road 
Maurice Carr, variety store, 49 Hillside Avenue 
Almerida Chabot, variety store, 509 Humphrey Street 
Mable L. Cronk, gift shop, 664 Humphrey Street 
E. W. Donald, drug store, 203 Burrill Street 

Essex Realty Trust, Michael R. Connelly, gasoline filling station, 

24 Essex Street (denied) 
Rose Fiory, vegetable business, Lot 75 on Railroad Avenue 
Ada M. Forrest, gift shop and lending library, 242 Humphrey 

Street 

Albert Gallo, florist business in a proposed building, 477 Hum- 
phrey Street 



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Anthony J. Gandolfo, sale of second-hand motor vehicles and au- 
tomobile repairing-, 182 Paradise Road 

Samuel L. Glazier, variety store, 52 Pine Street 

John F. Hanifey, golf driving range, Paradise Road 

William H. Hanifey and Edmund F. Curley, restaurant, 414-420 
Humphrey Street 

George E. Keegan, hotel, 80 Humphrey Street 

Edward A. Klemm, bakery goods store and confectionery shop, 
162 Humphrey Street 

Frank Linares, variety store, 52 Pine Street 

Haves Lougee, sale of second-hand motor vehicles, 219 Paradise 
Road 

Celia C. Mahan, gift shop and tea room, 99 Paradise Road 

Richard Marquardo, fruit store, 31 New Ocean Street (withdrawn) 

Helen I. McCarty, beauty shop, 134 Humphrey Street 

William R. McQuire, fruit store, 2-10 Puritan Road 

Imogen G. Morrison and Frances H. Welch, candy kitchen, 438 

Humphrey Street 
Blanche M. Morrow, home arts store, 463 Humphrey Street 
E. R. Shereye, real estate and insurance, 154 Humphrey Street 

(not granted) 

Arthur J. Paquette, automobile repairing and service, 219 Para- 
dise Road 

Leslie F. Powers, bakery goods and confectionery shop, 179 Bur- 
rill Street 

Progressive Cleansers Co., laundry and dry cleansing office, 162 

Humphrey Street 
Josephine I. Reagan, general food market, 29 Essex Street 
Roland C. Booma, restaurant, 2-10 Puritan Road (withdrawn) 
Riplev & Fitzpatrick, public garage to do automobile repairing, 

26 Puritan Road 

Henrietta A. Stetson, bakerv goods and confectioners* shop, 179 
Burrill Street 

Chas. H. Woodman, theatre and three stores, 424-426 Humphrey 

Street (denied) 
Charles F. Young, drug store, 135 Burrill Street 



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BUDGET FOR 1942 



The following are the amounts requested by the various officers, 
boards, and committees for the conduct of their departments during 
the year 1942: 

General Government 



Moderator 


$100.00 


Finance Committee 


300.00 


Town Meeting 


85.00 


Selectmen 


4,049.00 


Selectmen's Contingent Fund, W.P.A. 


1,853.00 


Accounting 


5,039.50 


Treasury 


5,425.00 


Certification of Notes and Bonds 


100.00 


Law 


1,250.00 


Collector of Taxes 


5,489.00 


Town Clerk 


2,345.00 


Election and Registration 


5,205.00 


Assessors 


4,800.00 


Engineering 


7,630.00 


Town Hall 


5,899.00 


Board of Appeals 


175.00 


Planning Board 


300.00 


Contributory Retirement Funds 


10,110.65 



Protection of Persons and Property 

Police $42,080.00 

Fire 55,360.00 

Forest Warden 507.50 

Inspector of Buildings 1,165.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 825.00 

Dog Officer 1,366.86 

Constable 100.00 

Inspector of Animals 200.00 

Insurance 5,350.00 



Health and Sanitation 

Health $8,602.00 

Health Nurse 1,635.00 

Dental Clinic 1,350.00 

District Nurse 800.00 

Refuse and Garbage 13,035.00 

Sewer 10,389.00 

Brooks 388.90 

Particular Sewers 200.00 

Emergency Sewers 1,000.00 

Mosquitoes 400.00 



Highways and Bridges 

Highway $43,543.75 
Lighting Streets 26,000.00 



$60,155.15 



106,954.36 



37,799.90 



69,543.75 



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Charities and Soldiers' Benefits 

Public Welfare $27,980.00 

Pensions and Compensation 5,979.72 

Old Age Assistance 40,250.00 

Soldiers' Relief 8,800.00 

State and Military Aid 1,490.00 

Workmen's Compensation 1,456.00 



Schools and Libraries 

Schools $207,378.00 

Traveling- Expense Outside State 100.00 

Library 13,014.73 



Recreation and Unclassified 

Parks $25,261.75 

Legion Lease 1,350.00 

Memorial Day 400.00 

Printing ITown Reports 1,200.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Lease 650.00 



Enterprises 

Water $28,882.50 

Emergency Water 10,000.00 

Metropolitan Water Tax 35,000.00 

Cemetery 7,145.00 



Interest and Maturing Debt 

Interest $14,202.25 
Maturing Debt 47,850.00 



85,955.72 



220,492.73 



28,861.75 



81,027.50 



62,052.25 
$752,843.11 

The Board of Selectmen has earnestly endeavored to promote 
the best interests of the whole community in the course of its ad- 
ministration of town affairs. The Board is pleased to acknowledge 
the eo-ooperation and assistance it has always been able to obtain 
both from the citizens and officials of the town. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, Chairman, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Board of Selectmen. 



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Town Warrant 



Monday, February 16, 1942 

Essex, ss. 

To. either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott in said 
County: Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott qual- 
ified to vote in elections and in town affairs, to assemble in their 
respective precincts, in said Swampscott, to wit — 
In Precinct One — Polling Place — Machon School on Burpee Road. 
In Precinct Two — Polling Place — Phoenix Bowling Alleys, 217 Bur- 
rill Street. 

In Precinct Three — Polling Place — Town Hall on Burrill Street. 
In Precinct Four — Polling Place — Clarke School, adjoining Abbott 
Park. 

In Precinct Five— Polling Place— Odd Fellows' Hall, 115 Elmwood 
Road. 

In Precinct Six — Polling Place — Hadley School on Redington Street. 
In Precinct Seven — Polling Place — Essex Oil Filling Station, 638 

Humphrey Street. 
In Precinct Eight — Polling Place — Phillips Beach Fire Engine 

House, Phillips Avenue. 
On Monday, the sixteenth day of February, 1942, at seven (7) 
o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to_act on the following arti- 
cles, viz.: 

At the close of the election the meeting will adjourn to Tues- 
day, the 10th day of March, 1942 at 7.45 P.M., at the Town Hall. 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator for one (1) year. 

To choose three members of the Board of Selectmen for 
one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for three 
(3) years. 

To choose two members of the School Committee for three 
(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Public Welfare for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Health for three (3) 

years. 

To choose one member of the Water and Sewerage Board 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Park Commission for three 

(3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the 

Public Library for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the 

Public Library for one (1) year. 
To choose a Surveyor of Highways for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Planning Board for five (5) 

years. 

To choose three Constables for one (1) year. 

To choose one member of the Board of Commissioners of 

Trust Funds for three (3) years. 
To choose eight (8) representative town meeting members 



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in each precinct for three (3) years. 
To choose two (.2) representative town meeting members 

in precinct one for two (2) years. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member 

in precinct one for one (.1) year. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member 

in precinct two for one (1) year. 
To choose one (i) representative town meeting member 

in precinct five for two (2) years. 
To choose one (1) representative town meeting member 

in precinct six for two (2) years. 
All to be chosen by ballot. 

Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 2. To hear and act on the reports of town officials, 
boards and committees. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 3. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to. borrow money 
from time to time, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1943, and to issue a note or notes there- 
for, payable within one year and to renew any notes or notes as may 
be given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with Sec- 
tion 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. Sponsored by the Board of Se- 
lectmen. 

Article 4. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
salaries of elected town officials for the ensuing year. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 5. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations not calling for the appropriation of money, as 
contained in the reports of officers, boards or committees. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 6. To see What action the town will take in relation to 
the recommendations calling for the appropriation or expenditure 
of money, and creation of a debt, or the disposition of town prop- 
erty, as set forth in the reports of officers, boards or committees. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to establish the follow- 
ing yearly rate of salaries in the Police Department: Chief, $3,500; 
Captain, $2,750; Sergeant, $2,650; Patrolman, 1st year, $2,100; 2nd 
year, $2,200; 3rd year, $2,300; 4th year, $2,409 and appropriate 
the sum of $4,000.03 to cover the same retroactive to January first, 
as petitioned by Walter F. Reeves, et al. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to esablish the follow- 
ing yearly rate of salaries in the Fire Department: Chief $3,500; 
Deputy Chief $3,025; Captains $2,750; Privates 1st year $2,100; 2nd 
year, $2,200; 3rd year. $2,300; 4th year, $2,409; and appropriate 
the sum of $4,950 to cover the same retroactive to January first, 
as petitioned for by Charles H. Lampard, et al. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to establish the wages 
of the employees of the Highway Department at $6.50 per day and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, or take any action relative 
thereto, as petitioned for by Arthur E. Hardy et al. 



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Article 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the foreclosure and redemption of tax titles, to be 
expended by the Town Treasurer under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen; or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 11. To. see what action the town will take in relation 
to the appropriation of money for departmental and other expenses, 
as listed in the budget in the Selectmen's report of the annual town 
report for the year 1941. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 12. To, see if the town will authorize the Board of As- 
sessors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board 
each, to appoint a member of such boards to act as secretary there- 
of and receive pay therefor, as provided by Chapter 41, Section 4A, 
of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.), Sponsored by the Board of Asses- 
sors, the Board of Park Commissioners and the Planning Board. 

Article 13. (To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
for the treatment of mosquito breeding places. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen and Board of Health. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate to the 
account of Unpaid Bills the sum of $274.58, to pay bills contracted 
prior to January 1, 1942 and remaining unpaid at the time of clos- 
ing the books for the year 1941: Fire, $272.36; Dog Officer, $2.22. 
Sponsored by the Town Accountant. 

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to remove or cover 
over any or all of the car tracks now located in Swampscott and/or 
resurface the streets from which the said car tracks are removed 
and appropriate money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of money for the improvement of Humphrey Street, or 
such other streets as the town meeting may determine; said money 
to be used in conjunction with any money which may be allotted 
by the Federal authorities, State, or County, or all of them, for this 
purpose; or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of money for the maintenance of Humphrey Street, or 
such other streets as the town meeting may determine; said money 
to be used in conjunction with any money which may be allotted 
by the Federal authorities, State or County, or all of them, for 
this purpose; or take any other action in relation thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 18. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Welfare to appoint one of its own members as agent and 
investigating officer and fix the salary of such an appointee at 
$1,200 and appropriate money therefor as provided by Chapter 41, 
Section 4 A of the General Laws (Ter. Ed.). Sponsored by the 
Board of Public Welfare. 

Article 19. To see if the town will authorize the Bureau of Old 
Age Assistance to appoint one of its own members as agent and 
investigating officer and fix the salary of such an appointee at 
$500 and appropriate money therefor, or take any action relative 
thereto. Sponsored by the Bureau of Old Age Assistance. 



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Article 20. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
to pay a claim of the City of Lynn against the Town of Swamp- 
scott for having furnished aid or support to a person whose resi- 
dence at the time was allegedly in the Town of Swampscott; or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Public 
Welfare. 

Article 21. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Park Commissioners to raise the grade of a portion of that section 
of Phillips Park adjacent to the easterly side of the football field 
and appropriate money therefor, or take any action relative thereto, 
as recommended by the Park Commissioners. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the control and supervision of the gypsy and brown 
tail moth and tent caterpillar, as requested by the Department of 
Conservation, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 23. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money 
for the purpose of clearing the public ways of the Town of Swamp- 
scott of ragweed and/ or other obnoxious weeds, and appropriate 
monev therefor or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money to be paid the Workmen's Compensation 
Agent for services rendered in 1941 and expenses incurred in con- 
nection therewith. 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money 
for the cleaning of drains, or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Water and Sewerage Board and the Highway Depart- 
ment. 

Article 26. (To see if the town will vote to lay a six- inch sewer 
in Burpee Road for a distance of 370 feet, and appropriate money 
for the same. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vo.te to transfer the follow- 
ing balances to the Water Available Surplus Account: 



Worcester Avenue $4,400.00 

Salem Street 2,335.38 

Forest Avenue 1,798.00 

Pine Hill Road 1,970.00 

Plymouth Avenue 350.00 



$10,853.38 

Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to appropriate ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00) from the Water Available Surplus 
Fund to be used for Emergency Water. Sponsored by the Water 
and Sewerage Board. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to re-zone for business 
purposes that portion of land on Pine Street used by the Water 
Department. Sponsored by the Water and Sewerage Board. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to execute a new lease with the Joseph L. Stevens 
Post 1240, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building Association, Inc., 
for a term of four (4) years from May 6, 1942, for the purpose of 



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providing headquarters for the Joseph L. Stevens Post 1240, Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars, on the upper floor of the building located 
at 438 Humphrey Street and appropriate money therefor or take 
any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by James F. Etter. 
et al. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to execute a new lease with the Leon E. Abbott Post 
57, American Legion Building Association, for a term of five (5) 
years from April 5, 1942 and appropriate money therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to accept Walnut Road 
as a public way as laid out by the Board of Selectmen, in accordance 
with a plan drawn by Howard L. Hamill, Town Engineer, and ap- 
propriate money therefor, as petitioned for by James W. Santry, 
Jr. et al. 

Article 33. To see if the town will authorize and direct the 
Board of Selectmen to seek to obtain a special act of the Legislat- 
ure to. authorize the Town of Swampscott to pay an additional sum 
of money per year to Simeon J. Strong, as a retirement allowance 
or pension; or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to accept Plymouth 
Avenue, Extension, so called, and Worcester Avenue, so called, to 
number 57 thereon, as a public way as laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen in accordance with plans drawn by Howard L. Hamill, 
Town Engineer, and appropriate a sum of money therefor, or take 
any action relative thereto, as petitioned for by Earl N. Hatch et al. 

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to purchase new street 
signs to be erected by the Highway Department and appropriate 
money therefor, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by 
the Surveyor of Highways. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to purchase a new two 
and one-half ton truck for the use of the Highway Department re- 
placing the old Ford truck of 1934 and appropriate money there- 
for, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Surveyor 
of Highways. 

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to repair and recon- 
struct the Essex Street Bridge and appropriate money therefor, 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to repair and recon- 
struct the Danvers Road Bridge and appropriate money therefor, 
or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Surveyor of 
Highways. 

Article 39. To see what action the town will take on the 
matter of passing a by-law authorizing the Police Department to 
go to aid another city or town at the request of said city or town 

in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein; or 
take any action relating to this subject matter. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money to be used on and in connection with the W.P.A. Recre- 
ational Project so called, or take any action relative thereto. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Selectmen. 



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Article 41. ITo see if the to.wn will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of the Fourth of July, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored bv the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the proper observance of Armistice Day, or take any 
action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 43. To see if the town will vote to. appropriate a sum 
of money to be expended as the town's proportionate share for such 
Federal projects as the Board of Selectmen may supervise, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 44. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money 
with which to carry on a street and/or sidewalk construction pro- 
gram in the town, or take any action relative thereto. Sponsored 
by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to. transfer from Ex- 
cess and Deficiency Fund of the town to the account of Current 
Revenue such sum of money as the Board of Assessors may deem 
advisable, said sum to be used and applied by the Board of Asses- 
sors in reduction of the tax levy, or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 46. To see if the town will vote to repair or replace 
certain Air Pressure Tanks, so called, at present located in the 
Town Hall, the same being a part of the present Fire Alarm Sys- 
tem, and appropriate a sum of money therefor, or take any action 
relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 47. To see if the town will vote to authorize and direct 
the Board of Selectmen to sell or otherwise dispose of land or build- 
ings owned by the town under tax title and foreclosure proceed- 
ings; the same to apply to said land or buildings so acquired by the 
town prior or subsequent to the date of the vote by the town on 
this article; said authority to continue with each succeeding Board 
of Selectmen until changed by vote of the Town Meeting, or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 48. To see what action the town will take to require 
the Finance Committee to prepare and send to each Town Meeting 
member a printed copy of its recommendations on articles in the 
warrant for the Annual and each Special Town Meetings; or take 
any action relative thereto. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum 
of money for the Tire Rationing Board, so. called, in connection 
with the discharge of its duties, or take any action relative thereto. 
Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 50. To see what action the town will take on the 
matter of relocating, renumbering and extending our present Fire 
Alarm System, and appropriate a sum of money therefor. Spon- 
sored by the Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 51. To see what action the town will take relative to 
completing repairs at the Phillips Beach Engine House, so called, 
and appropriate a sum of money therefor. Sponsored by the Board 
of Fire Engineers. 

Article 52. To see what action the town will take relative to 
completing the repairs on the Central Engine House and appropri- 
ate a sum of money therefor. Sponsored by the Board of Fire 
Engineers. 



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Article 53. (To see what action the town will take relative to 
authorizing appointment of two additional permanent men for the 
Fire Department and appropriate a sum of money therefor, as 
requested by the Chief of the Fire Department. Sponsored by the 
Board of Fire Engineers. 

Article 54. To see what action the town will take relative to 
creating a sinking fund for the purchase of a new ladder truck 
and appropriate a sum of money therefor, as requested bv the Chief 
of the Fire Department. Sponsored by the Board of Fire Engi- 
neers. 

Article 55. To see what action the town will take on the 
matter of exempting from the provisions of the zoning by-laws of 
the Town of Swampscott, the use of residental property for the 
purposes of practicing medicine. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. 

Article 56. To see what action the town will take in the mat- 
ter of investing certain of its funds or cash in United States Defense 
Saving Bonds or certain other bonds. Sponsored by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Article 57. To see what action the town will take to provide 
for such means as may be necessary in the National Emergency 
for the protection of persons and properties in the Town of Swamp- 
scott; and to appropriate money therefor. Sponsored by the Board 
of Selectmen. 

Article 58. To see what action the town will take in the mat- 
ter of increasing the membership of the Reserve Police Force of 
the Town of Swampscott. Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen. 

Article 59. To. see what action the town will take on the mat- 
ter of purchasing an automobile for the use of the Police Depart- 
ment and appropriate a sum of money therefor. Sponsored by the 
Board of Selectmen. 

Article 60. To appropriate and raise by borrowing or other- 
wise, under any general or special law which authorizes the town 
to raise money by borrowing or otherwise, such sum or sums of 
money as may be necessary for any or all of the purposes men- 
tioned in the foregoing articles. Sponsored by the Board of Select- 
men. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting an at- 
tested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Post Office and in least two 
public and conspicuous places in each precinct in the Town and at 
or in the immediate vicinity of each railroad station in the Town 
not less than seven days before the day appointed for said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this fifth day of February, A.D., 1942. 

JAMES W. BUCHANAN, 
ROBERT G. BYRNE, 
PHILIP E. BESSOM, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest: 

LEONARD H. BATES, Constable. 



INDEX 



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Index 



Reports of Departments and Committees 

Accounting Department 66 

Appropriations Recommended 29 

Board of Appeals 142 

Board of Assessors 56 

Building Inspector 127 

Cemetery, Superintendent of 146 

Contributory Retirement Board 100 

Dental Clinic 124 

Division of Accounts 54 

Dog Officer 159 

Election, Town, February 17, 1941 21 

Chief of Fire Department 108 

Forest Warden 162 

Fourth of July 165 

Health, Board of 112 

Health Nurse 123 

Health Officer 113 

Highway Surveyor 143 

In Memoriam . . . 175 

Jury List 166 

Library, Trustees of "~149 

Milk Inspector 123 

Mortuary Report 121 

Old Age Assistance Bureau 155 

Park Department 147 

Planning Board 125 

Plumbing, Inspector of 124 

Police Department . 102 

Public Safety, Committee on 169 

Public Welfare 151 

Public Welfare Visitor 126 

Selectmen, Board of 176 

School Census 139 

School Committee 128 

School Directory 140 

School Enrollment 139 

Surplus Commodities Distribution 157 

Town Clerk's Records 11 

Town Committees Appointed 10 

Town Counsel 125 

Town Engineer 164 

Town Meeting Members 3 

Town Officers Appointed 

Town Officers Elected 

Town Warrant, February 17, 1941 11 

Town Warrant, February 16, 1942 185 

Water and Sewerage Board 160 

Weights and Measures 163 

W. P. A 158 

W. P. A. Referral Agent 159 



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Financial Reports 



Accountant's Department 66 

Assessors' Department 74 

Assets 57 

Balance Sheets 97-98 

Bonds and Notes Payable 60 

Borrowing Capacity 62 

Cemetery Department 94 

Collector of Taxes 58, 73 

County Tax 95 

Division of Accounts 54 

Election and Registration 74 

Engineering Department 74 

Federal Projects 75 

Fire Department 77 

Health Department 80 

Highway Department 83 

Interest and Maturing Debt 95 

Law Department 73 

Liabilities 56 

Library 88 

Metropolitan Taxes (Park) 95 

Old Age Assistance 85 

Park Department 90 

Pensions 86 

Police Department 75 

Public Welfare 85 

Receipts 59, 66 

School Department 87 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 78 

Selectmen's Department 72 

Sewer Department 81 

Sewer Notes and Bonds 60 

Sidewalk Construction 84 

Soldiers' Relief 86 

State Tax 95 

Street Lighting 84 

Tax Rate 58 

Town Balance 96 

Town Budget 183 

Town Clerk 73 

Town Debt 62 

Town Hall Department 74 

Transfers 70 

Treasurer's Department 73 

Treasurer's Report 59 

Trust Funds 64 

Valuation , 57 

Water Debt 161 

Water Department 93 

Welfare Costs 152 




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